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The Economics of the Saudi's "take-the-money-and-run" Strategy

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
Steve H. Hanke

As the Financial Times reported on 12 July, Saudi Arabia's oil-output reached record highs in June 2016. Increasing production 280,000 barrels/day to ...

Who Do You Complain To When Your House Becomes A Pokémon GO Gym?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

In the quest to catch virtual pocket monsters, hundreds of millions of people may be inadvertently breaking the law. That's the conclusion of Alabama...

A Quiet Victory for the Rule of Law: Supreme Court Makes it Easier for Property Owners to Challenge Federal Regulatory Power

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

It may have seemed like a quiet decision day at the Supreme Court, with the Court issuing only one opinion in an argued case. But for those who value property rights and the rule of law, Tuesday's decision in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes is cause for celebration.

Two Environmental Lessons from the Heritage Foundation's 2016 Index of Economic Freedom

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 04.30.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

We are well into 2016, which means that the Heritage Foundation's much vaunted annual Index of Economic Freedom is up and running. The Index's striking heat-map feature highlights the incredible economic disparities that exist between different countries.

Pro and Anti-Trump Protesters Should Stop Whining

Tom Mullen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Donald Trump had another big night on Tuesday, winning at least three states, including winner-take-all Florida and its 99 delegates. This despite protesters disrupting Trump rallies in Ohio and Kansas and shutting Trump down in Chicago.

Political Induced Uncertainty and the Quest for Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Wolf von Laer, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Every form of government, regardless of it being social-...

Understanding Eminent Domain Law in the Context of the GOP Presidential Contest: What Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush Aren't Telling You.

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

The current status of eminent domain law in the United States, however, doesn't square with Cruz's, and now Bush's, fear-mongering over the issue. In essence, Cruz and Bush are trying to make Trump the boogeyman here. And while there may indeed be plenty of grounds for pinning that moniker on Trump, eminent domain does not appear to be one of them.

4 Things You Need to Know About Property Investment in Your Twenties

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.19.2016 | Money
Erin McKelle

Now is the time to start thinking about property investment and homeownership, since starting young will give you an advantage in the financial game of life. If you're wondering what you need to know before buying, here are my four tips on investing smartly.

Alexander Hamilton: Defender of Property Rights

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Alexander Hamilton is one of America's most acclaimed Founding Fathers. He should remain as-is on the ten-dollar bill. Anything else would be an insult, the kind of thing that once engendered a duel.

A Few Questions to Consider in Divorce Property Division Situations

Brad Reid | Posted 06.29.2016 | Divorce
Brad Reid

Divorce property division involves numerous financial and legal issues. The following is a brief list of 20 questions, among many, that must be resolved.

Supreme Court to Los Angeles: No, Business Owners Don't Forfeit Their Fourth Amendment Rights

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

In upholding the rights of the challengers in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the Supreme Court sent an unmistakable message: You don't forfeit your Fourth Amendment rights when you go into business.

Supreme Court Thwarts Federal Government's Brazen Raisin Robbery

Evan Bernick | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Evan Bernick

It was an outrageous abuse of government power, facilitated by what Justice Elena Kagan has called "the world's most outdated law."

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Paddle in Seattle" -- "kayaktivists" hit the water to stop Shell's A...

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

In order to increase economic freedom for its citizens and enable them to achieve higher standards of living, Romania needs to continue its efforts to eradicate corruption and establish an independent and efficient judicial system.

Lawns: It's Time to Rethink This Property Right in Southern California

Lisa Novick | Posted 06.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

For years, I've maintained that education, not government-sanctioned coercion, would be the best way to help us live within our water means. I don't believe that now.

National Parks, Rights, and the Need for Fairness

David Wilkie | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
David Wilkie

Building and maintaining a strong constituency for protected areas is essential if wildlife and wild places are going to be conserved. This requires honesty when considering the benefits and costs of protected areas, an inclusive approach to decision making, and a willingness by those who benefit from the taking of natural resources to compensate those whose lives are diminished.

Fracking With Your Health and Your Home

Michael Green | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Michael Green

Given the dangers from fracking, it's not surprising when communities have fears about the effect that fracking could have on property values. But it's often surprising to hear how few rights land owners often have when conflicts arise around fracking

Federal Judge: No, Congress Can't Transform Prairie Dogs Into 'Commerce'

Evan Bernick | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Anytime a judge tells the federal government that it lacks the power to do something, it's newsworthy. And it happened on Wednesday, in a quirky case involving prairie dogs.

To Help the World's Poor -- Start With Data?

Cheryl Doss | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Cheryl Doss

When it comes to improving the lives of the world's poor, data collection may not be as sexy of a focus as improving access to clean water or more nutritious food. But better data is essential to monitoring progress and ultimately maximizing impact.

Jason Linkins

Obama Finds An ISIS Strategy While Congress... Privatizes Asteroids? Really?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Fresh off polls indicating that a majority of Americans now believe that the Islamic State (or, if you prefer, ISIS or ISIL) poses ...

Zach Carter

Congress Could Privatize Asteroids, Because There Isn't Anything Else To Do

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An awful lot of important issues are not likely to get a vote from House Republicans in the final two-week congressional session before ...

Market Forces Should Regulate Smoking

Benjamin Powell | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Benjamin Powell

Restaurants and bars in Lubbock, Texas have become the most recent target of anti-smoking zealots pushing their prohibitionist agenda. These activists fail to appreciate how respecting the freedom of property owners to determine their own policy, coupled with market forces, already achieves efficient regulation.

Rule-of-Law and Property-Rights Crisis in Houston?

Kevin Price | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Kevin Price

There is a dark cloud overshadowing the Bayou City because of a lawsuit pursued by the neighbors of a high ­rise in one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods.

DRC: Returning What We've Stolen

World Pulse | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
World Pulse

Q&A with Stany Nzabas Through his work helping women get online and raise their voices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Stany Nzabas hopes to see...