David Yosifon on Agency and Well-Being
In this episode, David G. Yosifon, Peter Canisius, S.J. Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, discusses his article "Agent Correction: Chastisement, Wellness, and Personal Ethics," which is published in the Florida State University Law Review. Yosifon begins by describing the broader scholarly project of which this article is a part, investigating how concepts derived from corporate governance can inform and promote human well-being. He describes the early modern concept of "agent correction," which authorized the principal to enforce the agency relationship by "chastizing" or hitting the agent. He explains that the law has long-since rejected agent correction, but observes that the concept of "wellness" may have replaced it as a humane and agent-centered way of encouraging observance of fiduciary obligations and personal ethics. Yosifon is on Twitter at @DavidYosifon.
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