Buchanan, Neil H.

GW Law Faculty Publications

July 05, 2017

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The Debt Ceiling Disasters: How the Republicans Created an Unnecessary Constitutional Crisis and How the Democrats Can Fight Back. Durham, N.C: Carolina Academic Press, 2013. 



Situational Ethics and Veganism, Boston U. L. Rev. Annex (Mar. 26, 2017), www.bu.edu/bulawreview/buchanan/.

(With Michael C. Dorf.)  Don't End or Audit the Fed: Central Bank Independence in an Age of Austerity, 102 Cornell L. Rev. 1 (2016).

"An Odd Remedy that Does Not Solve the Supposed Problem: Commentary on Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne et ux," The George Washington Law Review: On the Docket" (May 23, 2015), http://www.gwlr.org/comptroller-of-the-treasury-of-maryland-v-wynne/.

(With Dorf, Michael C.) "Borrowing by Any Other Name: Why Presidential 'Spending Cuts' Would Still Exceed the Debt Ceiling," 114 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 44-70 (Mar. 11, 2014), http://columbialawreview.org/content/borrowing-by-any-other-name-why-presidential-spending-cuts-would-still-exceed-the-debt-ceiling/.

"Owaru Kotono Nai Saimu Jogen No Kiki (The Never-Eding Debt Ceiling Crisis)," Sozei Kenkyu (Tax Studies), April 2014.

(With Dorf, Michael C.) "Bargaining in the Shadow of the Debt Ceiling: When Negotiating Over Spending and Tax Laws, Congress and the President Should Consider the Debt Ceiling a Dead letter," 113 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 32-54 (Mar. 5, 2013), http://columbialawreview.org/content/bargaining-in-the-shadow-of-the-debt-ceiling-when-negotiating-over-spending-and-tax-laws-congress-and-the-president-should-consider-the-debt-ceiling-a-dead-letter/.

"The Role of Economics in Tax Scholarship," in Beyond Economic Efficiency in United States Tax Law. Ed. by David A. Brennen, Karen B. Brown and Darryll K. Jones. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2013.

(With Dorf, Michael C.) "How to Choose the Least Unconstitutional Option: Lessons for the President (and Others) from the Debt Ceiling Standoff," 112 Columbia Law Review 1175-1243 (2012).

(With Dorf, Michael C.) "Nullifying the Debt Ceiling Threat Once and For All: Why the President Should Embrace the Least Unconstitutional Option," 112 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 237-249 (Dec. 21, 2012).

"Why We Should Never Pay Down the National Debt," 50 University of Louisville Law Review683-697 (2012).

"Good Deficits: Protecting the Public Interest from Deficit Hysteria," 31 Virginia Tax Review 75-133 (2011).

"What Kind of Environment Do We Owe Future Generations?," (Business Law Forum: Taxation and the Environment) 15 Lewis & Clark Law Review 339-367 (2011).

"Medicare Meets Mephistopheles: Health Care, Government Spending, and Economic Prosperity," (Symposium: Health Care Reform) 29 Mississippi College Law Review 319-334 (2010).

"Four Out of Four Panelists Agree: U.S. Fiscal Policy Does Not Cheat Future Generations," 77 The George Washington Law Review 1402-1410 (2009).

"'Generational Theft'? U.S. Fiscal Policy Does Not Cheat Future Generations," 52 Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs 44-54 (Sept.-Oct. 2009).

"What Do We Owe Future Generations?" 77 The George Washington Law Review 1237-1297 (2009).

"How Realistic Is the Supply/Demand Equilibrium Story: A Simple Demonstration of False Trading and Its Implications for Market Equilibrium," 31 Journal of Socio-Economics 400-415 (2008).

"Social Security and Government Deficits: When Should We Worry?" 92 Cornell Law Review 257-289 (2007).

"Is It Sometimes Good to Run Budget Deficits? If So, Should We Admit It Out Loud?" 26 Virginia Tax Review 325-356 (2006).

"The Case Against Income Averaging." 25 Virginia Tax Review 1151-1217 (2006).

"The JEC's Estate Tax Report: Myths and Legends," 111 Tax Notes 1133 (June 5, 2006).

"Playing with Fire: Feminist Legal Theorists and the Tools of Economics," in Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society, p. 61-93. Ed. by Martha Fineman and Terence Dougherty. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005.

"Social Security, Generational Justice, and Long-Term Deficits." 58 Tax Law Review 275-326 (2005).

"The Uses of the Concept of Efficiency in Tax Analysis," in Proceedings National Tax Association, Tax Institute of America, p. 441-442.

"A User's Guide to Proposals to Replace the U.S. Tax System and Strangle Fiscal Policy." 31 Journal of Economic Issues 505-523 (1999).

"Taxes, Saving, and Macroeconomics." 31 Journal of Economic Issues 59-76 (1999).

"Comparing Alternative Methods of Adjusting U.S. Federal Fiscal Deficits for Cyclical and Price Effects." 



"Shooting from the Hip, or Taking Careful Aim: How Should People Make Decisions? ," Review of Blink, by Malcolm Bladwell and Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. FindLaw's Writ (October 2005), http://writ.news.findlaw.com/books/reviews/20051007_buchanan.html.

"Under the U.S. Tax System, Do the Rich Really Get Richer?" Review of Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else, by David Cay Johnston.FindLaw's Writ (June 11, 2004), http://writ.news.findlaw.com/books/reviews/20040611_buchanan.html.

"Proof through Repetition and the 'Liberal Bias' of the U.S. Media," Review of What Liberal Means, by Eric Alterman. FindLaw's Writ (June 20, 2003), http://writ.news.findlaw.com/books/reviews/20030620_buchanan.html.

Review of No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, by David Cole. 3 Theoretical Criminology no. 4 (November 1999).

Review of The Misunderstood Economy: What Counts and How to Count It, by Robert Eisner. 13 Contributions to Political Economy 97-99 (1994).

Review of New Ideas from Dead Economists, by Todd G. Buccholz. 10 Contributions to Political Economy 82-85 (1991).

Review of The Politics of Rich and Poor, by Kevin Phillips. 10 Contributions to Political Economy 90-94 (1991).



Jotwell Tax: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). Contributing Editor, http://jotwell.com/.

Justia's Verdict. Regular Contributor, July 2011 - present, https://verdict.justia.com/author/buchanan.

Dorf on Law, Regular Contributor, November 2006-Present, http://www.dorfonlaw.org.

"Should We Tax the Rich, or Leave Them Alone," Jotwell: Tax  (June 6, 2011), http://tax.jotwell.com/should-we-tax-the-rich-or-leave-them-alone/.

How the Tax Code's Burdens on Individuals Demonstrate the Need for Comprehensive Tax Reform: Before the H. Comm. on Ways and Means, 112th Cong. (Apr. 13, 2011) (statement of Neil H. Buchanan, Assoc. Professor of Law, The George Washington University), http://waysandmeans.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Buchanan_Testimony_2011_04_13_Buchanan_FINAL.pdf.

"Health Care Costs and Fiscal Infirmity," Jotwell: Tax, (June 2, 2010), http://tax.jotwell.com/health-care-costs-and-fiscal-infirmity/.

Findlaw's Writ, Regular Columnist, August 2009-December 2010. Guest Columnist, 2000-2009.
     Archive of columns available at: http://writ.news.findlaw.com/buchanan.

"Tax Wall Street's Huge Bonuses," CNN Opinion, (December 28, 2009), http://www.cnn.com/2009/OPINION/12/28/buchanan.bonus.tax.

"Why Do Women Lawyers Earn Less than Men? Parenthood and Gender in a Survey of Law School Graduates," GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 449 (Oct. 2, 2008), http://ssrn.com/abstract=1280464.

TaxProf Blog, Guest Blogger, July 2005 and November 2008.
     Available online at: http://www.taxprof.typepad.com.

Left2Right, Columnist, 2005-06.
     Available online at http://left2right.typepad.com/main/neil_buchanan/.

A Taxing Matter, Guest Blogger, May 2006.
     Available online at: http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/2006/05/index.html.

"Amazing But True: Supply-Side Economics Lives On," Dollars and Sense, pages 64-66 (April 1989). Re-printed in Annual Editions: Macroeconomics, The Dushkin Publishing Group, 1990.

"Assault on the Law: Conservative Jurists Bring Their Economics to the Bench," Dollars and Sense, pages 9-11 (May 1988).

"Sad Reflections on Campaign '88," Dollars and Sense pages 5-8 (November 1988).