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Analysis and Commentary

Public And Private Competition In Health Care

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Today, I can see no optimistic scenario for the future of American health care...

Analysis and Commentary

An American Icon

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Cato Institute
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Robert Bork’s public career in academics and in public affairs has had, to say the least, its ups and downs...

Analysis and Commentary

How Other Countries Judge Malpractice

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In his recent speech to the American Medical Association, President Barack Obama held out the tantalizing possibility of reforming medical malpractice law as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. health-care system...

Analysis and Commentary

Ricci Vs. DeStefano

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday's decision of the United States Supreme Court in the New Haven Firefighter's affirmative action case, Ricci v. DeStefano reveals an open wound on affirmative action by public bodies that time has not healed...

Analysis and Commentary

Pedicab Regulation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Around 7:30 a.m., on June 10, 2009, a pedicab driver crashed into a taxicab while getting off the Williamsburg Bridge, injuring himself and his passenger...

Analysis and Commentary

Steering Clear Of The Executive Compensation Bog

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's hardly news to anyone that deregulation has become a dirty word in the Obama administration...

Analysis and Commentary

Why The Taylor Act Must Go

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On previous occasions, I have lamented about the manifest dangers of public unions...

Analysis and Commentary

Two Different Approaches To The Sotomayor Nomination

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for a Supreme Court seat has put both her defenders and attackers into high gear...

Analysis and Commentary

The European Commission strikes again

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Friday, May 29, 2009

On May 13, 2009, the European Commission fined Intel just over €1bn for its supposed abuse of its dominant market position in violation of Article 82 of the EC Treaty...

In the News

Trapped in His Own Delusions: Senator Leahy on the Sotomayor Nomination

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sen. Pat Leahy’s endorsement of Sonia Sotomayor gives vivid testimony to all that is wrong with senatorial politics on judicial nominees to the Supreme Court...

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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