Property Rights

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

It’s a pretty strange time for conservatives suddenly to decide they like government, and the worst imaginable time for the Left to celebrate the state as never before. Based on the attitudes of the public alone, we ought to be seeing the opposite from both sides.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

To save lives by ensuring that large-scale, sophisticated repairs for dilapidated buildings are swiftly and efficiently undertaken, the Cuban government must free the market for capital goods.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Voting may be many things, but the least of them is self-expression. Conceding the sufficiency of multi-billion dollar political contests among highly vetted, meticulously-coached candidates is a guaranteed road to self-negation.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Markets do not fail so much as courage and imaginations do.

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Particular laws can be undesirable, and legislation often serves useful purposes. Nevertheless, legislation is not law. So the common habit of using “law” and “legislation” as synonyms sows much confusion.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Anti-Price Gouging Laws are either useless or harmful.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Swift has used her celebrity and art to stand up to bullies, whether they be corporations or colleagues in the music industry. Shes also singing her way to the bank.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

"Anything that our eyes could see, that our noses could smell, that our mouthes could taste, and that our ears could hear had to fit the [communist] ideological framework. Quite literally, the state expropriated my body."

Friday, April 6th, 2018

The enthusiasm for imperious government impositions at the level of cities and states has waned dramatically. Governments are out of money. More importantly, they are out of ideas. All the most exciting innovations of our time come from the private sector and the brilliant process of market competition. With stretched budgets and a dearth of new ideas, government has nothing to lose by just selling assets lot by lot. 

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

The classic story of Peter Rabbit is ultimately a tale about property rights: where they come from, how they are enforced, and the consequences of their violation. Here is the core of what makes the film remake of this story so wonderful. It challenges us to think carefully about the topic, and, as a bonus, offers up a Humean-Misesian view of property (an improvement over John Locke) and its meaning in our lives.

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Research Reports - 2006, Issue: 13

Helping the World's Poor

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Economic Bulletin

Vol XLV, no. 9 | September, 2005

by Scott Bullock

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Research Reports - 2005, Issue: 13

A Closer Look at Foreign Aid

Friday, November 1st, 2002

Economic Bulletin

Vol. XLII, no. 11 | November 2002

by Benajmin Powell

Wednesday, May 1st, 2002

Economic Bulletin

Vol. XLII, no. 5 | May 2002

by Walker F. Todd

Monday, October 8th, 1951

Research Reports - 10/08/1951