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Deconstructing the Galleon Insider Trading Case

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The prosecution of Raj Rajaratnam is part of a war between the SEC and the law as articulated by the Supreme Court...

Deconstructing the Galleon Insider Trading Case

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

According to government prosecutors, Raj Rajaratnam, co-founder of the hedge fund Galleon Group, made millions of dollars in illegal profits by trading on tips about companies like Intel Corp., Goldman Sachs and Clearwire Corp.

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Uncle Sam and the Hostile Takeover

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 21, 2011

Activist investors are often effective at raising corporate performance, but managements hate them and keep trying to skew the rules in their favor...

Uncle Sam and the Hostile Takeover

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, March 21, 2011

Conflicts between a public company's top management and shareholders are seldom more intense than when an activist investor emerges with plans to make a substantial investment in the company's stock.

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Did Egypt's rising economy lead to Hosni Mubarak's fall?

by Jonathan Macey, Ian Ayersvia Politico
Friday, February 18, 2011

Many observers of the Middle East upheavals have focused on the Egyptian economy’s dismal performance. But the real story is far more complex...

Did Egypt’s rising economy lead to Hosni Mubarak’s fall?

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, February 18, 2011

By Ian Ayres & Jonathan Macey

The issue driving protesters in Egypt is the same that dominates elections in the U.S. and other democracies: concerns about the economy.

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The SEC's Facebook Fiasco

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blame our regulatory regime for Goldman's decision to sell Facebook shares to foreigners only...

The SEC’s Facebook Fiasco

by Jonathan Maceyvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Goldman Sachs announced this week that it will exclude U.S. investors from the opportunity to invest in new shares of Facebook. Instead it will sell the shares exclusively to foreign investors. This has been portrayed as a victory for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Who wants to watch 'Bank Bailout 2'?

by Jonathan Maceyvia Politico
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Life has been so dull since the nation’s major banks had their last existential crisis a year or so ago. Right now, it’s like watching a beloved rerun...

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