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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.


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

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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Area 45: Anticipating Global Insecurity With Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lessons learned in keeping cargo planes moving, hotel guests protected – and possibly coffee customers better served. 

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Gun Rights Actually Are A Civil Rights Issue

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Daily Signal
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

It is becoming increasingly fashionable for those who support gun control to compare the post-Parkland, student-driven movement to the civil rights movements of earlier generations.


Complete The Bayou Bridge Pipeline Now

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Friday, March 9, 2018

On February 27, 2018, Judge Shelly Dick issued a preliminary injunction in Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. United States Army Corps of Engineers temporarily blocking the completion of an extension of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (BBP), a 24-inch buried pipeline, designed to transport up to 480,000 barrels of various grades of crude oil over about 163 miles from Lake Charles Louisiana to terminal facilities in St. James Louisiana.

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Letter To DOJ Supporting Evidence Based Approach To Antitrust Enforcement of IP

mentioning Richard A. Epsteinvia Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Assistant Attorney General Delrahim, As judges, former judges and government officials, legal academics and economists who are experts in antitrust and intellectual property law, we write to express our support for your recent announcement that the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice will adopt an evidence-based approach in applying antitrust law equally to both innovators who develop and implementers who use technological standards in the innovation industries.

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Land of Many Uses?

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 26, 2018

Public lands should be public—not private playgrounds. The administration’s scrutiny of national monuments could restore this principle. 


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