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Analysis and Commentary

Deadly And Proportionate Force: The Tragedy Of Hamas

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

The breakdown of the uneasy truce between Israel and Hamas once again exposes the open conceptual wounds that surround the law of self-defense...

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The Crisis of 2008: Lessons for and from Economics

by Daron Acemogluvia Defining Ideas
Monday, January 5, 2009

Although it is too soon to tell how the second half of 2008 will be featured in history books, it certainly signifies a critical opportunity for the discipline of economics.

Analysis and Commentary

Misguided Macroeconomics

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The arrival of the new year always is an occasion to reflect on past failures and to make resolutions for the future...

Analysis and Commentary

The Employee Free Choice Act Is Unconstitutional

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, December 19, 2008

A top priority of the incoming Democratic Congress and Obama administration is the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act...

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The Employee Free Choice Act Is Unconstitutional

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Friday, December 19, 2008

With the Employee Free Choice Act, unions and their backers seek to reverse seventy unbroken years of the National Labor Relations Act.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Encourage Organ Donation

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Libertarian theory lauds the mutual gains from trade generated by voluntary exchanges between persons of ordinary competence...

Analysis and Commentary

Back to Basics for New Zealand Labour Markets

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Centre for Political Research (New Zealand)
Saturday, December 13, 2008

When I first visited New Zealand in July of 1990 at the invitation of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, one mission stood out above all...

Analysis and Commentary

Hayek, Not Gerstner

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A three-count indictment of educational reform...

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“Peaceful Enjoyment of Your Property” Except in Montana

by Terry Andersonvia New West
Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Montana Supreme Court finally handed down its long awaited ruling on the so-called “Mitchell Slough case."...

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No One Washes a Rental Car

by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Hugginsvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

If natural resources are unowned, users have little incentive to protect them; if they are owned, long-term stewardship will follow.

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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