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Bloodsport: When Ruthless Dealmakers, Shrewd Ideologues, and Brawling Lawyers Toppled the Corporate Establishment by Robert Teitelman

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Chapter Seven

THAT ELUSIVE BALANCE

THE SUBTLETIES OF Easterbrook and Fischel did not go unchallenged, even among the law and economics crowd. The movement was spreading beyond the South Side, beyond Evanston, from coast to coast. By the early ’80s, the law and economics tent contained a group of bright, relatively young lawyers and law professors. They were argumentative. On the West Coast, Ronald Gilson, thirty-five years of age, from Stanford Law, wrote a sharp rejoinder to “The Proper Role,” while on the East Coast, a research fellow at Harvard Law School, Lucian Bebchuk, born in Poland, educated in Israel, at twenty-six already the recipient of multiple degrees (math, economics, law) and soon-to-be law school faculty member, offered a few ...

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