Venezuela Votes “No” to Socialism
Monday, December 7, 2015 1:25 am | By Dennis Cakert

After 17 years of economic and societal deterioration under the rule of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan’s took action. In yesterday’s elections, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) won 99 seats in Parliament compared to only 46 for the established United Social Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

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2015 International Property Rights Index
Monday, November 16, 2015 5:14 pm | By Dennis Cakert

 The 2015 International Property Rights Index (IPRI) was officially launched this morning in Kuala Lampur, hosted by Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Director of Southeast Asia Network for Development (SEANET). Today featured an introduction to the IPRI given by the Executive Director of the Property Rights Alliance, Lorenzo Montanari, followed by a presentation on this year’s findings by the 2014-2015 Hernando De Soto Fellow, Prof. Sary Levy Carciente. The launch will last all week and features presentations from many experts in property rights and economic development.

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800 Years of Magna Carta: Rule of Law & Property Rights
Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:49 pm | By Nathaniel D'Amico

 The Magna Carta, Latin for “Great Charter”, celebrated its 800th birthday last month. King John of England, an absolute monarch, signed the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215 in order to end the rebellion of a group of barons who had tired of his abuses. Under the English system at the time, the King was considered above the law and had virtually no limits imposed on his exercise of power. As in any system of government in which limits are not placed on power, the citizens suffered. 

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