Three Mentors

Each of us cherish our exposure to those who played a major role in our education. Here are my top three:

Ralph Blodgett          Economics Professor (Ph.D. Committee)

Rufus Issacs             Mathematician (Supervisor)

Allan Schmid            Institutional Economist (Co-worker)

Jim Tozzi

NB The above list is a result of questions asked by reporters as to the most influential educational figures in my career. It is a question that all of our readers might want to address. In addition, you often know where a person is coming from if you know where he or she has been; full disclosures such as the above are often more significant than identifying the types of degrees conferred on an individual.

Public Dissemination of “Management of the Administrative State”

We have completed work on our report titled Management of the Administrative State.  A copy is also available on SSRN. [NB This website is not a news site; it is a message site].

In preparing this report our objective was to initiate a debate on the principles and processes available for managing the administrative state as well as the options concerning who should control the aforementioned processes. It is envisioned that the resultant program will transcend existing topics such as judicial review, centralized regulatory review and benefit-cost analyses. The bottom line is that agency-made law is exponentially greater than anything produced by the courts.