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Analysis and Commentary

More Populism At The FDA?

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

The nomination of Margaret Hamburg as commissioner of the FDA, coupled with the appointment (without Senate confirmation) of her deputy, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, as its acting commissioner promises--or threatens--to usher in a new era at the FDA...

Analysis and Commentary

Public Land Mismanagement

by Terry Andersonvia Forbes
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"This legislation guarantees that we will not take our forests, rivers, oceans, national parks, monuments and wilderness areas for granted, but rather we will set them aside and guard their sanctity for everyone to share...

In the News

Diverse group of scholars will address economic crisis and its ‘credit-crunch’

with Richard A. Epsteinvia University of Chicago Chronicle
Thursday, April 2, 2009

A diverse set of experts from a variety of fields will discuss the current financial crisis on Friday, April 10...

Analysis and Commentary

Congress — Let U.S. patent law 'marinate' before taking action

by F. Scott Kieffvia Great Falls Tribune (MT)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Every good chef knows the benefits of letting things marinate...

Analysis and Commentary

Undoing Limited Government

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

To the committed libertarian, the gulf between negative and positive rights is key to cabining government into its proper function...

Analysis and Commentary

The unravelling of patents in the US

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Financial Times
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Individuals and businesses can structure their relationships in only one of two ways: by consent or through coercion...

Analysis and Commentary

Native Americans Need the Rule of Law

by Terry Andersonvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 16, 2009

Ken Salazar, the new secretary of the Interior, faces the same tough questions as his predecessors: Drill more or drill less?...

Analysis and Commentary

Don’t Give Up on Markets

by Terry Andersonvia Big Sky Business Journal (MT)
Monday, February 2, 2009

The financial meltdown has led many people, especially politicians, to blame the problem on market failure and to jump on the regulatory bandwagon...

Analysis and Commentary

Helping Wall Street--And Main Street

by Charles Calomirisvia Forbes
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Infrastructure investments, tax cuts and new Fed policies that target lower mortgage interest rates will help spur investment and consumption, but without the recovery of credit markets--the brain of the economy--near-term prospects for growth will remain tentative at best...

Analysis and Commentary

Democratic Death Wish On Labor Relations

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

American labor markets are in horrible shape...

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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