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Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Lee Anne Fennell


This book focuses on a profoundly important but often overlooked concept that shapes how we live, work, play, and govern ourselves: configuration. From “lumpy goods” like bridges and highways that are valuable only when complete, to resources and assets that become more useful when artfully subdivided, human well-being depends on assembling useful lumps and carving out useful slices. From hot-button issues like eminent domain and the sharing economy to personal struggles over the management of time, money, and diet, issues of aggregation and division abound. This book highlights the ubiquity o ... More

Keywords: configuration, lumpy goods, aggregation, division, entrepreneurship, sharing economy, urbanization, unbundling, life-hacking, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226650265
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Anne Fennell, author
University of Chicago