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Analysis and Commentary

Medieval Libertarians

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

Enough for the moment of current affairs!...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Doomed Utopia

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August is normally a time for vacation and reinvigoration, for this author who is now in attendance at the Mont Pelerin Society meeting in Sweden...

Analysis and Commentary

A Sickly Medical Device Safety Act

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Congressional mischief comes in large packages, like health care reform, and in small bundles, like the ill-advised Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 (MDSA) which is now moving forward in both the House and Senate...

Analysis and Commentary

Cool It, Congress

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Human interactions take place either by agreement or force...

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Prudential Bank Regulation: What’s Broke and How to Fix It

by Charles Calomirisvia Defining Ideas
Saturday, August 1, 2009

Financial crises not only impose shortterm economic costs but also create enormous regulatory risks. The financial crisis that is currently gripping the global economy is already producing voluminous proposals for regulatory reform from all quarters.

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A Mad Scramble for Infrastructure Dollars

by James Huffmanvia Defining Ideas
Saturday, August 1, 2009

Will infrastructure initiatives stimulate the economy in the short run or promote economic growth?

Analysis and Commentary

Will the Supreme Court stem the antipatent tide?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Thursday, July 30, 2009

For the past several years, the United States Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit have crafted many patent doctrines that have weakened the scope of patent protection...

Analysis and Commentary

Let The Markets Manage Search

by F. Scott Kieffvia Forbes
Thursday, July 30, 2009

Microsoft and Yahoo! just announced a partnership in the business for online search that some see as raising serious legal issues for antitrust regulators and serious business issues for Google...

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Back To The Future Of Markets

by Terry Anderson, Richard Sousa with Hoover Institutionvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Recent polls show that President Obama continues to receive high style points, but that his policies are being less well received...

Analysis and Commentary

Vanguard Or Rearguard?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rahm Emanuel's one enduring contribution to political theory is his oft-quoted aphorism that a crisis is too important to be wasted...

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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