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Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (20:41)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 30, 2013

Guests: Christopher Harmer, Institute for the Study of War; Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ; Richard Epstein, Hoover.

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Richard Epstein on the Steve Malzberg Show

with Richard A. Epsteinvia NewsMax
Thursday, August 29, 2013

President Barack Obama's ideas about capitalism and employment are skewed and double down on failure, according to Richard Epstein, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Analysis and Commentary

The Dream Derailed

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Dream Derailed

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fifty years after the March on Washington, civil rights activists have shredded Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (19:54)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 23, 2013

Guests: Sebastian Gorka, FDD. Liz Peek, Fiscal Times, and National Review. Richard A Epstein, Hoover and Chicago Law

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast:The Butler and Civil Rights

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, August 23, 2013

Listen to The Butler and Civil Rights by Hoover Institution: Richard Epstein discusses what the new film The Butler misses in its portrayal of thirty years of US civil rights. | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.

Analysis and Commentary

The Libertarian Podcast: Putting a Stop to Stop and Frisk

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

"The Butler" Distorts Race Relations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"The Butler" Distorts Race Relations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The film's retelling of history comes at a real social cost.

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show (19:37)

with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Friday, August 16, 2013

Guests: Sebastian Gorka, FDD; Liz Peek, Fiscal Times; Richard Epstein, Hoover.

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The John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity is no longer active as of August 31, 2013. This page will not be updated with future posts.

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John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow
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Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow
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Damon Matteo gives a lecture on property rights law at the IP2 summer teaching institute.

Hoover IP2 convenes inaugural summer teaching institute

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is the current term for US patent protection too long, and does it stifle or encourage innovation?  Do mergers restrain trade and commerce? How does one regulate a monopoly and establish parameters for pricing? How does one even identify a monopoly?

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Charles W. Calomiris (right) and Stephen H. Haber, authors of "Fragile by Design

Haber and Calomiris release new book, Fragile by Design

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In a new book by Hoover Institution senior fellow Stephen Haber and Charles Calomiris, Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, the authors argue that bargains made between politicians, bankers, bank shareholders, depositors, debtors, and taxpayers—as much as economic conditions—lead to banking crises. In their book, they write “the politics we see operating everywhere else around us determines whether societies suffer repeated banking crises … or never suffer banking crises.”

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F. Scott Kieff ws the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institut

Hoover senior fellow Kieff nominated to US International Trade Commission

Friday, August 2, 2013

On Thursday, August 1, 2013, the United States Senate confirmed F. Scott Kieff, as a member of the United States International Trade Commission by unanimous consent. Kieff is the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School, and he directs Hoover’s Project on Commercializing Innovation.

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Former Hoover national fellow Sarah Anderson (left) and Hoover senior fellow Ter

In praise of Forest Service tactics

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hoover fellow Terry Anderson, the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow and executive director of PERC (the Property and Environment Research Center), and PERC associate Sarah Anderson, discuss the motivating forces behind the Forest Service’s fuel management policy. Although most people think of fire suppression when considering wildlife management, the Andersons focus their research on fire prevention strategies, as practiced by the Forest Service.

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Stephen Haber is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institutio

Haber receives Walter J. Gores Award

Monday, June 11, 2012

Among the awards to Stanford faculty, the Walter G. Gores Award is considered the university's highest teaching honor. Stephen H. Haber, the Helen and Peter Bing Senior Fellow at Hoover and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in Stanford’s Department of Political Science, was the senior faculty member selected to receive the 2012 award. The Gores Award, which honors excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, will be presented at the university commencement on June 17.

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New York Times article recalls Libecap’s 2007 Owens Valley book

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In a New York Times article entitled “The Water Fight That Inspired ‘Chinatown,’” journalist Felicity Barringer discussed the Owens Valley water project that siphoned water from the Owens River east of the Sierra Nevada to fuel the growing city of Los Angeles in the early twentieth century. This project inspired the 1974 film Chinatown. Gary Libecap, Hoover research fellow and cochair of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, had written about the project in his 2007 book Owens Valley Revisited: A Reassessment of the West's First Great Water Transfer.

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Jonathan Macey on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Macey on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jonathan Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University, and professor in the Yale School of Management, was featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. During the show Macey explained why Bain Capital's executives cannot be held accountable for Dade Behring's bankruptcy. Click here to see the full interview.

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F. Scott Kieff

F. Scott Kieff elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Friday, January 27, 2012

F. Scott Kieff, the Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, member of the John and Jean De Nault Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force, and a professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, was recently elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts for his work in the fields of the social sciences, law, and economics. “The Academy promotes transnational dialogue and visionary developments of new scientific knowledge and academic thinking, and has more than 1,500 world-renowned members, 28 of whom have received Nobel Prizes.”

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Macey on the financial crisis

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jonathan R. Macey, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution’s Property Rights Task Force, talks about the root causes of the financial crisis. He describes the theme of his talk as being “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Two major sources of blame are the credit rating agencies and their inability to measure risk.

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Interview with Hoover task force member Daron Acemoglu

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Daron Acemoglu, a member of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force at the Hoover Institution and the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses tech innovation, inequality, and dynamics of political economy in the Minneapolis Fed's quarterly The Region.

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The John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity is no longer active as of August 31, 2013. This page will not be updated with future posts.

The Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force explores the philosophical, historical, legal, and economic foundations of property rights through scholarship and collaborative research among an interdisciplinary group of scholars that includes economists and legal experts. Together, this team will explore property rights in a contemporary context. Members will examine how secure property rights help foster economic development, encourage natural resource stewardship, advance investment in intellectual and physical capital, encourage sound business practices, and promote liberty and individual responsibility.

Terry Anderson and Gary Libecap were cochairs of the Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force.

Significant gifts for the support of this task force are acknowledged from

  • John and Jean De Nault
  • The JM Foundation