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Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred Puzzles of the Law

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In Ill-Gotten Gains, Leo Katz describes the underlying principles that not only guide the law but also moral decisions. Mixing wit with insight, anecdotes with analysis, Katz uncovers what is really at stake in crimes such as insider trading, blackmail, and plagiarism. With its startling conclusions and myriad twists, this book will fascinate all those intrigued by the per ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published May 8th 1998 by University Of Chicago Press (first published April 15th 1996)
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Harvey
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
- Katz is a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania
- from the jacket: "This book aims to solve three related mysteries. They are not, I should warn you, of the 'who-done-it' variety. They are rather 'what's-wrong-with-it' kind of mysteries, but I have found them to be as alluring and perplexing as the best who-done-its. What unites these three mysteries and leads me to treat them within one book is that they all involve legally and morally puzzling forms of theft. Or perhaps I should
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Leo Katz’s work focuses on criminal law and legal theory more generally. By connecting criminal law, moral philosophy and the theory of social choice, he tries to shed light on some of the most basic building block notions of the law—coercion, deception, consent, and the use and abuse of legal stratagems, among others. Katz is the author of several books: Bad Acts and Guilty Minds: Conundrums of t ...more
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