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Meta-currency: a step towards the Rheonomy By Eric Harris-Braun

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

In her beautifully insightful book, The Nature of Economies, Jane Jacobs suggests that we must broaden our understanding of economics in the context of the flow processes of the natural world. Near the end of the book one of her characters asks the question, “What are economies for?” One of the other characters answers: “… […]

Demystifying the “Wealth of Nations” By Julius O. Akinyemi

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

A case for how Developing Nations (especially African Nations) can create and grow wealth, and be key players in Global Growth and Prosperity. Economists from time immemorial have questioned and researched why some nations have been able to grow wealth and some have not. Transforming an underdeveloped economy to a developed economy requires long term […]

Cloud Law: When Technology Blurs Human Values By Ray Garcia

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

As technology augments and mediates our daily lives what does it mean to be human if functioning and surviving in a digital dependent society necessitates or mandates technology use? What are the human values that emerge from this melding of co-dependent activity? What new power structures emerge from increased dependency on Cloud technology when individuals […]

Cloud Law- Can it be Engineered? By Ray Garcia

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Cloud Law – What is it? Cloud law may be defined as the application of ethical principles using verifiable semantics to achieve the formation and execution of fair and economical processes to govern technology mediated social communications where those processes may act on behalf of the participants on systems for which they may not own […]

Fostering Growth Through the Legal System by Robert Litan

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

In 2008, the Kauffman Foundation launched its Law, Innovation, and Growth (LIG) initiative to encourage legal scholars, economists, and other social scientists to examine ways in which the legal system – viewed broadly, and not only in a traditional legal silos (contracts, torts, property, antitrust, and so on) – can be improved to better foster […]

More on those robots

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

I’d like to offer a bit of an explanation of my chosen first title. The robots-vs.-lawyers moniker was a somewhat tongue in cheek reference to the intro given to my interview of Richard Susskind available on Radio Berkman. Nevertheless, robot lawyers are making news. South African law firm Buys Inc. plans to offer a trio […]

Some scenes from the robots-vs.-lawyers future

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

We recently welcomed Richard Susskind and others at the Berkman Center. Susskind joined us for a discussion in the morning about technical requirements for software needed for our Vermont digital corporations project. Susskind is known for his description of a near-future of law where the legal services industry is radically changed by the completion of […]

Digital Firms for the Net

Monday, April 20th, 2009

John Clippinger discusses digital firms and Vermont’s digital corporate transactions law on Bank of America’s Future of Banking Blog…

Richard Susskind: “The end of lawyers?”

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

The Law Lab Speaker Series is underway…