Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force

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Analysis and Commentary

Wall Street-Main Street Power Game

by Jonathan Maceyvia Washington Independent
Friday, October 17, 2008

Three sound-bites led to the passage of the biggest bailout in world history...

Analysis and Commentary

The Government Is Contributing to the Panic

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 11, 2008

Despite all the hard work and good intentions on the part of our public officials, when economists and historians look back on the current financial crisis they are likely to conclude that government intervention prolonged and deepened it

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Corporate Governance: Promises Made, Promises Broken

by Jonathan Maceyvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

It is more accurate to characterize corporate governance as being about promises than as being about contracts.

Analysis and Commentary

Resistance Is Futile

by Charles Calomirisvia Forbes
Monday, September 22, 2008

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have taken the plunge...

Analysis and Commentary

Property rights and wrongs

by James Huffmanvia Washington Times
Thursday, June 26, 2008

In 1978, Wayne and Jean Hage purchased a 7,000-acre ranch in Nevada...

Analysis and Commentary

Bear Stearns Too Big to Fail?

by Jonathan Maceyvia Washington Independent
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sometime during the week-end of March 14-15, the U.S. Federal Reserve decided the government of the United States could not permit the investment bank Bear Stearns to fail...

Analysis and Commentary

Brave New Fed

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 31, 2008

Regulation follows crisis as surely as mushrooms follow the rain. The collapse of Enron led to passage of Sarbanes-Oxley and to sweeping new powers for the Securities and Exchange Commission...

In the News

In Land, Straight Lines Make For Square Deals

by Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

How a 1785 law set the stage for strong property rights in America...

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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law Property

by Henry E. Smith, Thomas W. Merrillvia Books by Hoover Fellows

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property provides both a bird's eye overview of property law and an introduction to how property law affects larger concerns with individual autonomy, personhood, and economic organization.

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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.

Chair
Senior Fellow
Member
John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow
Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow

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