How Password Sharing Is Similar to (Airplane Seat) Recline Rage

Many of us share Netflix passwords. We think it is okay to recline in our airplane seat. And we would be horrified if someone casually took the groceries out of our cart at the checkout. All three situations are similar.…

The EU’s “Hamiltonian Moment”

When the leaders of the European Union debated a coronavirus rescue package during a five-day marathon, they wound up with a Hamiltonian agreement.

Why Now Is the Perfect Moment for a Mars Mission

Although three missions are scheduled to depart for Mars during the next several weeks, we have not yet established who owns outer space property.

The Knockoff Clash Between Dapper Dan and Gucci

From a small Harlem tailor shop to high end hiphop clothing to a conflict with Gucci, Dapper Dan’s fashion career tells all we need to know about knockoffs.

The Country That Was Called a Serial (Debt) Deadbeat

When an emerging markets nation like Argentina has a vulnerable economy, then the pandemic lockdown can create a sovereign debt default.

A Global Look at the Rule of Law

Seeing where the rule of law is stronger can tell us why certain nations have more economic development and others sink under the weight of corruption.

The Pitch That’s An Airline Problem

When you think about shrinking airline seats, you could consider pitch and width, but really the problem is all about property rights.

The Travels of Mobile Money

Zimbabwe’s monetary crises used to create money laundering…literally. To preserve their limited supply of worn U.S. dollars, households had to wash them: Now though, they have a new solution. Going Cashless Mobile money has become increasingly popular. Wherever hyperinflation is…

The U.S. Army’s War Against the Vegas Golden Knights

A college and the U.S. Army are trying to prevent the Vegas Golden Knights from getting a trademark. About much more than a hockey team, the dispute involves how much we control our name. The Three Golden Knights As an…

The Economy Where Black is Banned

Like Turkmenistan and Zimbabwe, wherever property rights are unpredictable, we can assume that we have a command economy.