Tag Archives: the Beastie Boys

Crossover Refunding – Does It Really Have to Come to This?

Suppose you, or a friend, issued build America bonds or another form of direct payment subsidy bonds in 2009 or 2010, as permitted by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to do your bit to stimulate aggregate demand during the depths of the Great Recession.  You, or your friend, as applicable, did not, however, include … Continue Reading

For Your Holiday Shopping Pleasure – The Death of the Marketplace Fairness Act (at Least in this Congress)

As reported by the National Journal, on December 3, 2014, Speaker of the House John Boehner made it clear in a closed-door meeting that the House of Representatives would not vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (pdf) before the current session of Congress adjourns (the current session of Congress is expected to adjourn … Continue Reading

Flashback: The Beastie Boys and Direct Pay Bonds

The Beastie Boys are considered rap pioneers in part for their extensive use of “sampling,” or cutting and splicing the music of other groups into works of their own. In particular, their 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, was an early leading example of the possibilities of the technique. (There are plenty of interesting copyright questions raised by … Continue Reading