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Sotomayor: Does Biography Matter?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia New York Times
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

President Obama announced on Tuesday that he will nominate Sonia Sotomayor, a federal appeals court judge in New York, to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court...

Analysis and Commentary

The Brave New World Of Restricted Credit

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights Act of 2009, which passed both houses of Congress with wide margins this past week, is now ready for President Obama's signature...

Analysis and Commentary

A Giant Step Backward In Antitrust Law

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This past week Christine Varney, our new Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, charted what she terms a more "vigorous" course of antitrust enforcement...

Analysis and Commentary

The Deadly Sins Of The Chrysler Bankruptcy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The proposed bankruptcy reorganization of the now defunct Chrysler Corp. is the culmination of serious policy missteps by the Bush and Obama administrations...

Analysis and Commentary

Beware Of Empathy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Now that Justice David Souter will retire from the United States Supreme Court, speculation is running hot and heavy as to the kind of justice that Barack Obama is likely to nominate to take his place...

Analysis and Commentary

Constitutional Nirvana

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some years ago, Judge Douglas Ginsburg coined the phrase "a constitution in exile" to describe those, like myself, who never reconciled themselves to the constitutional revolution of 1937, which made the world safe for the New Deal reforms that authorized the federal government to cartelize labor and agricultural markets, and lots more...

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Books

Reacting to the Spending Spree: Policy Changes We Can Afford

by Terry Anderson, Jagdish Bhagwati, Charles Calomiris, Richard A. Epstein, Stephen Haber, Kevin Hassett, James Huffman, F. Scott Kieff, Gary D. Libecap, Henry E. Smithvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, April 27, 2009

In this nine-chapter volume, the authors examine the challenges the Obama administration faces today, and in the foreseeable future, and the administration’s planned responses.

Analysis and Commentary

Financial Reforms We Can All Agree On

by Charles Calomirisvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 23, 2009

By now we all know how the subprime mortgage market, government policies that encouraged riskier mortgage lending, and overleveraging led to the current financial crisis...

In the News

Timothy Geithner Doesn't Get It

by Jonathan Maceyvia Washington Post
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made his first appearance before the Congressional Oversight Panel, which is one of the cadre of government-sponsored entities overseeing the massive bailout and recapitalization of the U.S. financial industry...

Analysis and Commentary

The EPA's Assault On Carbon Dioxide

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The passing of the environmental torch between the Bush and Obama administrations became ever more evident last week when EPA head Lisa Jackson announced that carbon dioxide is now an official pollutant...

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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