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Mitch Crusto published in University of Miami Law Review

November 13, 2009

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Mitch Crusto recently had the lead article published in the latest edition of the University of Miami Law Review. Crusto’s article, titled “Obama's Moral Capitalism: Resuscitating the American Dream,” introduces a novel constitutional approach to redressing predatory mortgage and other unfair lending practices.

In the article, Crusto argues that as a reflection of empathy as a constitutional principle, the law should develop the freedom from predation as a guarantee against economic oppression by “unconscious institutional classism.” Crusto defines the term “moral capitalism” as “the constitutional principle of regulating capitalism to protect citizens from predation and to redress economic exploitation due to one's class or economic condition,” and he concludes that “class is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”

Crusto has also been included in the 2009-10 edition of “Who’s Who in Finance and Business.” This is the third consecutive year he has been honored. He has also been included in “Who’s Who in America” (17 times), “Who’s Who in American Law” (4 times), “Who’s Who in the South and the Southwest” (10 times), “Who’s Who in American Education” and “Who's Who in the Midwest.”

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