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Complex Property Arrangements

Short video featuring Richard Epstein
Richard A. Epstein July 18, 2017

How can an association that doesn’t own property make rules that govern it? Professor Richard Epstein of NYU School of Law discusses the principles governing complex property arrangements, giving an overview of the Neponsit case, which created a modern rule for how a property can be governed by an organization and not an individual owner.  This development makes condo associations and other more efficient uses of property possible.

Professor Epstein provides an alternative to the conventional view that property rights are arbitrarily created by the state, and therefore can be changed at will by the state; a few simple rules, he argues, are universal principles of social organization, consistent across time and culture, which form the basis of social gains.

Professor Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago.

Property Arrangements

Short video featuring Richard Epstein
Richard A. Epstein July 18, 2017

What kind of rules provide stable property possession within the complex system of property ownership and leasing? In the fifth installment of a series on the Common Law, Professor Richard Epstein of NYU School of Law gives an overview of property arrangements rooted in the English Common Law system, explaining how these arrangements started with William the Conqueror in 1066 and continue in modern lending.
 
Professor Epstein provides an alternative to the conventional view that property rights are arbitrarily created by the state, and therefore can be changed at will by the state; a few simple rules, he argues, are universal principles of social organization, consistent across time and culture, which form the basis of social gains.
 
Professor Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago.

Regulation & the American Dream

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Video Series
July 14, 2017

Arguably, regulation has helped us achieve the American Dream. The benefits are numerous. But have regulations gone too far? The Regulatory Transparency Project’s Fourth Branch video series will explore this question.

The Fourth Branch video series is a product of the Regulatory Transparency Project. The RTP is a years-long endeavor designed to reach and to educate a broad audience. The purpose, in part, is to illustrate that regulatory excess is not a partisan issue but, a good government issue. We believe that such an approach can lead to both immediate changes and, more importantly, development of a healthy societal understanding of both regulatory benefits and costs. Visit our website – www.RegProject.org – to subscribe to our newsletter updates, to view all of our content, and to connect with us on social media.

What Can Congress Do to Reassert Its Power Over Agencies?

Short video featuring Todd Gaziano
Todd F. Gaziano July 07, 2017

Should Congress assert more power over agencies or continue to delegate? Should Congress rely more on the Congressional Review Act? Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of the Pacific Legal Foundation summarizes his remarks at the 2017 Executive Branch Review Conference on congressional oversight of regulatory agencies.

What is Multisig Technology?

Short video featuring Jerry Brito
Jerry Brito June 27, 2017

How do you keep your digital currency safe? Jerry Brito, Executive Director of the Coin Center, explains how multisignature technology provides increased security for digital currencies such as Bitcoin.