Jay Whig

About Jay Whig

J. Whig is an attorney practicing in New York and a resident of Connecticut specializing in insolvency and restructuring. Opinions are his own.

The Etiquette of the Late Dauphin or the Morality of Americans?

“I am the late Dauphin,” or so goes the line from Huckleberry Finn. American fraudsters long have sought to clothe themselves in the trappings of European aristocracy. A permanent elite is alien to American culture. Being alien, it is altogether fascinating. The distraction opens the door to swindle. Last week in City Journal, Harvard political

By | 2019-09-11T21:23:06-07:00 September 11th, 2019|Tags: |

A Mighty Fortress is Our Victimhood

The College Board last week announced a plan to add an “adversity score” to its Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Justifying the move, College Board President David Coleman said, "Through its history, the College Board has been focused on finding unseen talent. The Environmental Context Dashboard shines a light on students who have demonstrated

By | 2019-05-20T16:25:34-07:00 May 20th, 2019|

Are You Positive About Natural Right?

Last Sunday, Edward J. Erler replied to Mark Pulliam in their battle over positivist originalism and natural rights originalism. Erler’s relies primarily on the opinions of founders and leading politicians responsible for the 14th Amendment to show the natural rights basis of both the Constitution and the 14th Amendment. The emphasis on opinion

By | 2019-04-06T17:14:59-07:00 April 6th, 2019|

Of Special Counsels and Slave Masters

For weekend reading, I chose a volume of slave narratives, The Classic Slave Narratives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I started with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Douglass’ story is one of savagery within the clutches of America’s institution of chattel slavery. One can read of

By | 2019-03-06T16:21:47-07:00 March 6th, 2019|

Elector Elastrator

Colorado, having cast its electoral votes for a loser in the 2016 presidential election, may not be content merely to be a one-time loser. The Colorado State Senate voted Tuesday—along party lines—to adopt Senate Bill 19-042, a bill to require that Colorado’s electors vote in presidential elections according to the national popular vote.

By | 2019-04-20T10:57:29-07:00 February 1st, 2019|

A Revolutionary Day

The American war began in April of 1775. “By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Today we commemorate the day the war that started at Concord became the American Revolution.

By | 2018-07-04T23:57:45-07:00 July 4th, 2018|

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