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So You Want To Move To California And Buy A Decent Home? Here Is How Much You Need, And Why

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In an earlier California on Your Mind column, I discussed how California is ranked 49th among US states in housing affordability, 42nd in public school quality, and 40th in tax rates, all of which negatively affect Californians, particularly those with school-age children.  

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Richard Epstein: Rent Control Is A Curse Of The Administrative State (Part 1)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "New York’s Self-Inflicted Housing Crunch."

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Richard Epstein: Rent Control Is A Curse Of The Administrative State (Part 2)

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "New York’s Self-Inflicted Housing Crunch."

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John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Los Angeles Times article "Finally, the Supreme Court is taking up gun rights again."

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Land of Freedom

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Private property has always held a central place in American law and government.

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The Second Class Second Amendment?

quoting John Yoovia Patriot Post
Friday, November 30, 2018
It's past time for the Supreme Court to stop side-stepping any and all questions about gun rights.
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Searching for Higher Ground

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The market, not regulations, will teach us how to manage rising seas and temperatures.

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Anthony Kennedy’s Principles

by Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The departure of the “swing justice” was significant indeed.

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Property Rights To Frontier Land And Minerals: US Exceptionalism

by Gary D. Libecapvia The National Bureau Of Economic Research
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Property rights are the most fundamental institution in any society. They determine who has decision-making authority over assets and who bears the costs and benefits of those decisions. They assign ownership, wealth, political influence, and social standing. They make markets possible; define timelines; and provide incentives for investment, innovation, and trade. They mitigate the losses of open access and provide the basis for long-term economic growth. Economists and economic historians have long recognized the importance of secure property rights for economic outcomes. 

Scholars Examine Effects of Corporate Size at Symposium
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Scholars Examine Effects Of Corporate Size At Symposium

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Stanford

Some from the “New Chicago School” of economics claim big companies “might use their market power to hurt employees,” stifle competition, and reduce economic growth. “Not so fast,” said a group of economists and legal scholars at a symposium held at the Hoover Institution on June 29.

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