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In the News

Obama Critics Should Have Voted for Red Adair

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Bloomberg
Friday, June 11, 2010

The blame game is replacing baseball as the U.S. national pastime...

In the News

Racism, Civil Rights and Libertarianism

with Richard A. Epsteinvia Real Clear Politics
Friday, June 11, 2010

Thanks to Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky and son of maverick libertarian Republican Ron Paul, we find ourselves in an unlikely debate about the Civil Rights Act of 1964...

Analysis and Commentary

A Constitutional Parody On Habeas Corpus

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Does the public interest in national security allow the U.S. to detain aliens overseas indefinitely...?

Analysis and Commentary

Rand Paul's Wrong Answer

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes.com
Monday, May 24, 2010

What he should have said to Rachel Maddow...

Analysis and Commentary

Kagan's Critics Haven't Won Their Case

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Daily Beast
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It’s wrong to judge a Supreme Court nominee on one issue. And she may not be a great scholar. But so what? Libertarian Richard Epstein finds for the defendant...

Analysis and Commentary

Finding the Right Balance on Gene Patents

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Will the US Supreme Court further cut back on the scope of patent protection? That’s the question courts and commentators alike are askling as they await the Court’s decision in the Bilski case, which deals with business method patents...

Analysis and Commentary

Making Sense Of Monster Oil Spills

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, May 10, 2010

Why imposing tough rules on liability is a better approach than direct regulation...

Analysis and Commentary

ObamaCare's Phony Medicaid 'Deal'

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, May 10, 2010

The new health law unconstitutionally coerces the states...

Analysis and Commentary

McCain vs. the Constitution?

by Charles Calomirisvia Arena (Politico)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

What all this (and the president's low popularity in the polls) has to say about the mood of the electorate is pretty simple: Americans are fed up with the poor economic policies, government control, tired rhetoric, and machine politics of the Obama administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Leave Goldman Alone

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, May 3, 2010

Just what does the public gain from three-prong federal inquisition...

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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