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Analysis and Commentary

Should The Government Fund Abortions?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The now out-of-control debate about major health care reform has hit yet another speed bump over whether participants in the subsidized public option may receive coverage for abortions. . . .

In the News

A Recipe for Ratings Reform

by Charles Calomirisvia Economists' Voice (Berkeley Electronic Press)
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Contrary to conventional wisdom, incentives to inflate credit ratings reflect pressures from buy-side investors who use inflated ratings to reduce the impact of regulation and ratings-based restrictions on their portfolio holdings. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Tussle Over Craig Becker

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I have long been a fierce opponent of the National Labor Relations Act, which was passed in 1935 at the height of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

The Scourge Of Rent Stabilization

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

One central libertarian tenet is that governments should not use subsidies or price controls to distort the operation of competitive markets...

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Cap and Trade: An Inconvenient Tax

by Terry Anderson, Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas
Friday, October 30, 2009

The cap and trade proposal of the Democrats could be economically counterproductive and environmentally negligible.

Analysis and Commentary

Net neutrality at the crossroads

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Few issues in recent years have generated as much passion—and confusion—as the debate over net neutrality for broadband transmissions...

Analysis and Commentary

Executive Compensation Follies

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The topic of executive compensation has once again hit the front pages, and with more heat than light...

Analysis and Commentary

Washington’s Plans May Result in Even Higher Executive Pay

by Jonathan Maceyvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, October 25, 2009

Executive pay has emerged, once again, as a major issue in Washington...

Analysis and Commentary

A Plea For Procedural Due Process

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today we live in world of entitlements...

Analysis and Commentary

In the World of Banks, Bigger Can Be Better

by Charles Calomirisvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 19, 2009

Legitimate concern about the risks to taxpayers and the economy posed by banks that are "too-big-to-fail" has prompted some observers...

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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