Private Property

Arizona Takes Asset Forfeiture to a Despicable New Low

Arizona seizes innocent people's property and then threatens them with crippling fees if they try to challenge it. 

- October 07, 2015

The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State

Civilization has never yet and never will be simply made by the fiat of those who have power. 

- September 20, 2015

All Food Is Genetically Modified. Now We're Just Better at It.

Before GMOs, new breeds were developed by blasting DNA to pieces with radiation or chemicals to mutate it; now, a single known gene can be changed. 

- September 11, 2015

If You May Do It for Free, You May Do It for Money

What can money buy? Whatever you can give away. 


He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole

The government wastes more money each second than it would cost to compensate this asset forfeiture victim, but they're fighting it tooth and nail. 

- July 30, 2015

Does “I, Pencil” Need to be Revisited?

I, Pencil showed the brilliance of market cooperation; does it need an update to show government's role?

- July 06, 2015

In Praise of Capitalist Globalization

In this era of “savage capitalism,” the world has seen unprecedented declines in poverty and increases in global welfare.

- July 02, 2015

Gays Need the Freedom to Discriminate

Anti-discrimination laws will provide more choices at the expense of more informed choices. 

- July 01, 2015

Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

Progressives have made their bed, but they can't afford to lie in it. 

- June 29, 2015

SCOTUS Says You Can Be Held Liable for Unintentional Discrimination

Cities and landlords can now be sued no matter what they do (or even try to do).

- June 26, 2015

Ten Years After Kelo v. New London

The ruling gutted property rights and undermined the Constitution.

- June 23, 2015

What Can the Government Steal? Anything It Pays For.

The raisin decision was good news, but it didn’t go far enough by actually limiting what government can take from citizens.

- June 23, 2015

Supreme Court: Government Has to Pay if It Takes Your Stuff

The government can’t seize farmer’s crops without paying just compensation.

- June 22, 2015

Airport Pirates Loot a College Student’s Life Savings

Police at one regional airport took $530,000 from travelers who were never charged with a crime.

- June 18, 2015

How Policing Works in a Privatized City

The right to walk away when a cop tells you to stop smoking makes all the difference.

- June 10, 2015

War and Taxes: What Prompted the Magna Carta?

People weary of war and taxes paved the way to the signing of the Magna Carta. The world would never be the same.

- June 08, 2015

Kelo: How Politicians Stole Her Home and Gave It to Pfizer (Who Destroyed It for Nothing)

The strange, sad story of how a momentous legal case arose from unlikely origins and shocked the nation.

- June 02, 2015

How Markets and Technology Made Us Safer

On the margins, social, mobile, and digital technologies are doing more than cops, courts, and jails could ever do to make the world safer.

- June 02, 2015

3 Reasons Why It's Okay to Have 23 Kinds of Deodorant

Senator Sanders' silly comment shows some dangerous delusions.

- May 28, 2015

In Defense of Private Property: Aristotle and Mises

The Greek and the Austrian both knew: Ownership and freedom are inseparable ideas.

- May 26, 2015

Capitalism Defused the Population Bomb

Alarmism about food and population continues, even though reasons for optimism abound.

- May 26, 2015

What Are the Prospects for Liberland?

Liberland might be entirely symbolic, but symbols are hugely important to the future of liberty. 

- May 18, 2015

Progress and Poverty, Then and Now

Henry George, despite his confused economics and infamous land tax, was an eloquent and passionate advocate of the free society.

- May 08, 2015

Blurred Lines: When Guns Become Speech

Government is an analog institution in a digital world.

- May 08, 2015

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