In this brief introduction, I summarize the core themes of my book “The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality”. Capital, I argue, is coded in law – predominantly in a handful of private law institutions. By relying on legal coding techniques, asset holders invoke the right to enforce claims against others, if necessary with the help of the state’s coercive power.
Economics | Income Distribution | Law | Law and Economics
The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality – Core Themes,
Account. Econ. & L.
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