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.
Property rights in a market economy can help us overcome negative externalities and create value for each other. Learn more with Dan Russell.
One entrepreneur’s invention cut world poverty and revolutionized manufacturing. Learn more with Steve Davies