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Private Enforcement of Law

A sage quoted by Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution – delivered here through Bryan Caplan at EconLog – offers great practical [...] [...]

Simple Me

Democracy’s Herald doesn’t at all like my response to Jamie Newman’s comment on this Thanksgiving Day post.  In his comment on this post, Mr. Newman ridiculed me for reducing an exceeding complex bit of history into a charming parable about the wonder of free markets, private property, and bourgeois “pursuits” (whatever they are). So simple, [...] [...]

Quotation of the Day…

… is from pages 1338-1339 of Robert Ellickson’s landmark 1993 Yale Law Journal article “Property in Land” (footnotes removed; Ellickson’s quotation in the third paragraph is from pages 300-301 of the 1912 Massachusetts Historical Society edition of William Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation): To finance their voyage, the Pilgrims formed a joint stock company with London investors.  At [...] [...]

Presentation by Randal O’Toole of CATO

[ June 20, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] No happy hour this week! See “change of plans” below: The American Dream turned into a nightmare when the housing bubble burst, and people have been trying to figure out who to blame- Greedy bankers? Corrupt politicians? Ignorant homeowners? In American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership, Randal O’Toole explores the forces at play [...] [...]