Property rights are fundamental to the prosperity of any economy. Without predictable and enforceable property rights, individuals and businesses cannot receive a return on economic activity. Property rights are also strongly correlated to GDP per capita and foreign direct investment …
Rating Property Rights
The Frontier Centre has released the first Canadian Property Rights Index. The March 14th report, written by Joseph Quesnel, was fashioned along the same basis as a U.S. property rights index, rating how each of the 13 jurisdictions in Canada handled property rights.
Media Release – Frontier Centre releases inaugural Canadian Property Rights Index: Assessing the State of Property Rights Protections in Canada
In seeking to understand property rights threats across Canada, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released its inaugural Canadian Property Rights Index, which measures property rights protections across eight significant areas.
The Secret to Reviving the Arab Spring’s Promise: Property Rights: The protests that toppled governments were fueled by anger over the lack of a basic element in market economies.
Research in the region conducted by my organization, the Peruvian-based Institute for Liberty and Democracy, has found strong evidence that the Arab Spring revolution was rooted in a desire for what in the West would be called a market-based economy. Arabs and others may not always use that phrase, but their desire for the economic security that comes with property rights and other rights is a force that the foes of individual freedom will not easily overcome. The challenge is to harness that force by offering people of the region the legal protections and security that are the bedrock of all successful economies.
The First Canadian Property Rights Index: Assessing the State of Property Rights Protections in Canada
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has released its first Canadian Property Rights Index, which ranks provinces and territories along eight indicators, assessing how each jurisdiction protects individual property rights.
Heritage Property Designations Hindering Religious Liberties?
Religious organizations are noticing that heritage designation laws placed on older church problems are presenting problems for church renovations or necessary demolitions.
U.S.-based civil forfeiture abuses could happen here too
A Massachusetts couple who have been in the motel business since the 1950s have encountered problems with the feds. In this piece, it is documented that drug use was discovered in some of the hotel rooms over the years. The …
Food for thought on central banking
A well-written and thought-provoking text by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.: Twin Demons.
Globe series on African prosperity provides lessons for First Nations
The Globe and Mail is running an excellent six-part series called Africa Next, which reports on several case studies highlighting growing African prosperity. Apparently, investment has now outpaced foreign aid in that continent. That is certainly great news. However, some important …