Private Property Ownership
A system of resource allocation where individuals who own property are free to use it in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of other. A property owner can exclude others from occupying or using his or her property. Private property ownership does not exist in a pure form, but is limited typically limited by government regulation.
Robert McNamara - Why Private Property Matters in a Free Society
Matt Mitchell - Economic Freedom
NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by FREDERIC BASTIAT
Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of classical liberalism. With his characteristically clear writing, Bastiat points out the flawed reasoning in his colleagues' arguments for Socialism, while laying out the formula for the proper role of the state in a free society.
NOVEMBER 08, 2010 by NICHOLAS SNOW
JULY 18, 2010
Why Those Who Value Liberty Should Rejoice
OCTOBER 15, 2009
Elinor Ostrom is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. She is also one of the most iconoclastic thinkers to win the prize. Professor Ostrom's work focuses on the mechanisms of self-governance that operate in different societies.
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