How do we create property on Mars? We applied the thinkings of John Locke and Robert Nozick to Mars Colonization to find out.
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
How can poor countries escape poverty? They need more than foreign aid. They need a legal system that lets them represent their assets, exchange stuff, and make each other rich.
Why do we have property instead of just sharing everything? Native peoples’ property rights in North America can give us a clue.
Property rules don’t explain everything. Sometimes, you need liability instead. Read Calabresi and Melamed’s groundbreaking paper here.
A combination of drought, political instability and poor policies is threatening the lives of thousands. Fortunately, for some herders, insurance products are helping to make a desperate situation a little bit better.
Here’s how private property and appropriation can save us from the tragedy of the commons — and even make a whole community richer. Learn more with Dr. Russell
Understanding the far-reaching positive influence of individual property rights requires some creative thinking.
Property rights in a market economy can help us overcome negative externalities and create value for each other. Learn more with Dan Russell.
Why are Western countries like the United States and Germany so much richer today than other countries around the world?
A few weeks ago, I was on the toxic cesspool that Twitter has become, and got a reply to one of my Tweets: “You libertarians need to realize corporations=/=people if you want people to take you seriously.”
Most wildlife in Africa is the property of the state. But in one country, people have found a market-based solution that seems to work.
Should governments have a blanket right to exclude immigrants?
California is running on the equivalent of a Windows operating system (OS) that’s backwards compatible with earlier versions of the OS — and thus just as confusing, complicated, and conservative as you would expect from a system dating back decades.