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Analysis and Commentary

Deregulate Labor Markets

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

On the economic front, the good news is that the Dow Jones industrial average is inching back toward 10,000--only 30% off its all-time high...

Analysis and Commentary

A Welcome Nobel

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, October 12, 2009

This year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics to two Americans, Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson...

Analysis and Commentary

Much Ado About The Second Amendment

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Last week, the Supreme Court, as expected, decided to hear the case from the Seventh Circuit, National Rifle Association v. City of Chicago, which asks this simple question: Does the Second Amendment offer some protection against the state regulation of gun use?...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama’s Medicare Disadvantage

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Medicare Advantage is a recently instituted federal program that allows individuals eligible for Medicare to opt to take their coverage from a private carrier, such as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) of Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)...

Analysis and Commentary

The Congressional Seizure Of Private Health Care Plans

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The current incoherent struggle over health care reform is fast coming to a head...

Analysis and Commentary

Is The Stimulus Working?

by Charles Calomiris with John F. Cogan, John B. Taylorvia National Journal
Monday, September 21, 2009

As time goes by and data piles up, the debate is heating up over whether President Obama's $787 billion stimulus bill is responsible for the apparent improvement in the economy...

Analysis and Commentary

Caution! Attorney General Holder

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder has signaled on several occasions that the Department of Justice intends to reverse the policies of the Bush administration by beginning a new era with more vigorous enforcement of the civil rights laws...

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Free Speech For Corporations

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Next week, on Sept. 9, 2009, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the contentious case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission...

Analysis and Commentary

Native Americans and the Public Option

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 28, 2009

Montana Sen. Max Baucus, a leading architect of national health-care reform, visited the Flathead Indian Reservation near Pablo, Mont., in May, and he was confronted with a surprising critique...

Analysis and Commentary

Medieval Libertarians

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Enough for the moment of current affairs!...

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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