Canadian Property Rights Index

Blog, Property Rights, Joseph Quesnel

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 …

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.

Commentary, Property Rights, Frontier Centre

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.