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Hoover Digest by topic: Property Rights

January 12, 2011

China Backpedals

State Owned Enterprises cartoon
Image credit: Taylor Jones

State-owned companies are cramping the private sector—and putting a nascent market economy in jeopardy. By Jialin Zhang.

September 29, 2010

Why It’s Safer to Drill in the Backyard

Crying “NIMBY” guarantees that the worst oil spills happen in the worst place.
September 29, 2010

The Other Toxic Gunk

The oil cleanup was just a start. The whole liability, environmental, and property-rights mess needs to be cleaned up, too.
April 21, 2010

Deregulate Now

High taxes, obstructive land-use policies, layers of entitlements, and union chokeholds. State and local governments need a break. By Richard A. Epstein.

October 9, 2009

Tea for You

Fans of limited government have taken their lumps lately, and unfortunately, one “tea party” does not a revolution make. By Richard A. Epstein.

October 9, 2009

Patent Patience

Courts have wrought big changes in the patent system. Now Congress and the White House need to let the system settle. By F. Scott Kieff and Kevin Rivette.

April 13, 2009

The Unfinished Work of Sidney Drell

Reflecting on his career as one of Stanford’s "Pioneers in Science," the physicist and Hoover senior fellow says the need for arms control is more pressing than ever.

January 22, 2009

How Do You Run a Bailout?

How do you run a bailout?

By keeping some troubled paper, dumping some lousy mortgages, and taking a vow of political fortitude. That’s how. By Richard A. Epstein.

October 12, 2008

“A Tax Revolt, First and Foremost”

A Tax Revolt, First and Foremost by Rabushka

A comprehensive book by Hoover senior fellow Alvin Rabushka shows how newborn America found its financial footing.

July 1, 2008

A Critical Weakness

The effort may be slow and fumbling, but China is attempting to embrace property rights at last. By Jialin Zhang.