Boston University School of Law
More than twenty years ago, I was commissioned to write an article – my very first scholarly article – on “the ethics of insider trading” (this was hot on the heels of the Ivan Boesky insider-trading scandal of the mid-1980s).1 After tracing philosophical debates concerning the morality of exchanges based on unequal information from Cicero and Aquinas through Henry Manne and Frank Easterbrook,2 I had to decide what I could responsibly say in a scholarly work as a matter of substantive moral theory about the practice of insider trading – and derivatively what it would be appropriate to say normatively in future scholarly work about any other subject.
Gary S. Lawson,
Truth, Justice, and the Libertarian Way(s)
Boston University Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.bu.edu/faculty_scholarship/711