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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law Property

by Henry E. Smith, Thomas W. Merrillvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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.

Analysis and Commentary

Break Up the Wall Street Banks. Now

by Jonathan Maceyvia Real Clear Politics
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Dodd bill is fundamentally flawed because it fails to address the basic fact that the "too big to fail" is a political problem, not an economic problem...

Analysis and Commentary

Dodd bill too opaque

by Jonathan Maceyvia Politico
Monday, April 19, 2010

The fact that the Dodd-McConnell debate cannot be resolved just by reading the text of the statute reflects the profound opacity of the Dodd bill. The complexity and even ambiguity also indicate that the statute does not necessarily end bailouts...

Analysis and Commentary

March's Mortgage Madness

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The FHA serves up another weak and unnecessary foreclosure plan. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Communitarian Curse

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Many modern journalists and academics wrongly think that self-proclaimed moderates distill wisdom drawn from both sides. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

10 Reasons to Fear the Health-Care Bill

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Daily Beast
Monday, March 22, 2010

On Sunday, the House of Representatives passed a major new health-care initiative that has been hailed by the president and its many other supporters as an achievement that is parallel in magnitude and importance to Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965. . . .

Interviews

Wrecking the Department of the Interior

with Terry Andersonvia Fox Business
Friday, March 19, 2010

FBN’s government experts sound off on the government agency. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Google In Italy: Lessons from Tobago

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

As a student of the Yale Law School more than 40 years ago, I audited a course in conflicts of laws taught by the Israeli academic Avigdor Levontin. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Let's Not Kill All The Lawyers

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last week's large dust-up up over Lynne Cheney's misguided attack on the al-Qaida 9 seems to have finally subsided. . . .

James Robinson

Property Rights and African Poverty

by James Robinsonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 15, 2010

Africa is not doomed to poverty, but it must improve its property rights institutions.

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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