Actually it is popular with pretty much everyone who is properly educated in political economy, dead or alive. Truth endures. I'd really stop bashing the idea or coming up with glib criticisms before trying to understand it. If you read Progress and Poverty and can come up with a fatal criticism of the idea, I will pay for you to go to law school instead of me. No joke. That is how confident I am that you will be persuaded by the idea. I honestly don't think there is a person who has ever existed who has read that book and disagreed with it. It's a shame people aren't more naturally curious about one of the greatest intellectual works of all time. It would solve a lot of problems if you were.
I'm not arguing the point that a JD is a viable avenue to policy making per se. I'm arguing it is a viable avenue to promoting the idea. There is historical precedent for lawyers being heavily involved in promoting the policy. There is historical precedent for prosecutors not to be prosecutors for their entire life. There are also things I need to learn from legal training in general. So let's not get back into a demeaning conversation about what law school is actually for again, eh cavalier? Man you are so negative it's just painful to engage with you. And be honest mate, you had no idea about Brandeis or Barrow. I'm not sure how you are so certain in your conclusion that LVT and law are mutually exclusive academic and professional paths. That would seem to require an understanding of what LVT actually is in order to measure its relation to the law, which you don't have. Maybe you think we're going to overhaul America's entire economy without lawyers who know what they are talking about.
I have thought about convincing Trump directly actually but not sure how it's possible to get in the ear of the President. Maybe I should tweet at him
He could be easily persuaded. A LVT would be a massive boom for construction, so there's a winning argument in there for his value set. I have zero interest in being President per se, I just want to help with this idea and persuade some juries to convict bad people because I like seeing bad people brought to justice and I relish an argument. That being said, how many of you understand how this policy will provide the blueprint for combatting ecological disaster? How it will protect an under-skilled global workforce from automation by facilitating an efficient UBI? How it is the essential solution to wage slavery and systemic poverty? Please forgive me for not trusting that someone else will try to carry the cause where it needs to go ultimately.
Great point on the admissions correlation, I didn't consider that at all. Hopefully these 23 schools cover 99% of my risk of not getting in anywhere?
My understanding is that I have realistic chances at U Penn, Virginia, Northwestern, Texas, Georgetown, UCLA, Irvine, Davis, Hastings, and Hawaii (although I hear it's hard if you aren't local). So I should be covered with this spread.