Property Rights Under Attack from EPA Regulation
Friday, September 12, 2014 5:18 pm | By Alexander Hendrie

In April, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers proposed new regulations that would drastically expand the ability of the federal government to regulate private property. The ‘Waters of the USA’ rule, as it is known, has faced opposition from Americans across the country concerned that it would limit their private property rights. 

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Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: IP protection needed now more than ever
Friday, August 15, 2014 5:10 pm | By Cooper Lohr

The EU has recently initiated an Action Plan, to combat the violation of the Intellectual Property Rights. This action plan includes non-legislative efforts to inhibit the flow of IP infringed products within the economies of member nations. With the number of IP violations only growing, a combative strategy is not only timely, but economically efficient. Money for R&D firms set aside monetarily spurs innovation which, in return, drives economic growth and sustainability. When industrial modernizations, produced goods, and overseas services are pirated or copied, it not only harms respective industries but also the economy as a whole. Profits from innovation are thus tarnished, leaving companies, consumers and the government to inherit the burden while third-parties profit.   

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Venezuela:The Effects of the Foreign Exchange Control System
Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:29 am | By Andrea Rondón García *

For over a decade, the policies of Venezuela have led to the systematic weakening of respect for private property has been in place in Venezuela.  The most illustrative example of it is the foreign exchange control regime established in 2003.Applied as a State policy to achieve greater control over individuals rather than as a circumstantial economic measure, the exchange control constitutes one of the decisions of this government that has had the largest effect on the private property and economic freedom of all Venezuelans.


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