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by | Nov 30, 2017

Imagine that you own a house on a one-acre lot. The neighboring lot is vacant, and zoning rules allow anybody to build a similar house on it. So you decide to buy it and build a house for your daughter…

by | Oct 19, 2017

The dusky gopher frog, a “shy” creature according to Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is both endangered and the excuse for an unmitigatedly overreaching administrative action by the Fish and Wildlife Service….

by | Jul 18, 2017

Olivia de Havilland is going to court. The day before her 101st birthday, the grande dame of Hollywood’s Golden Age filed suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against FX Networks and Ryan Murphy Productions. What’s the beef? In…

by | Jun 28, 2017

The 1973 Endangered Species Act has been a costly failure that hasn’t protected species or helped them to recover. It has, however, resulted in government stealing people’s property and blocked economic progress. Since 1973, more than 2,470 species of plants…

by | May 15, 2017

While the debate over patent reform has faced something of a lull, with multiple high-profile policy issues currently eating up a large chunk of Congress’s time, this lack of attention should distract nobody. The issue is still alive and well…

by | Mar 23, 2017

San Francisco’s rent-control and tenant ordinances are so oppressive that thousands of apartment units sit vacant in a city where fierce housing demand has pushed rents for tiny apartments to above $3,000 a month. Basically, many property owners there refuse…

by | Feb 22, 2017

For defenders of the so-called “sharing economy,” companies like the housing-sharing website Airbnb and the ride-sharing app Uber are near-sacred. In the case of Uber, “sharing” enthusiasts argue that the company is a symbol of disruption against an anticompetitive status…

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