Can Shoveling a Parking Spot Make It Yours?

Called winter dibs, shoveling the snow from a public parking space can temporarily make that spot your private property…but should it?

The Results of Warren Buffett’s Million Dollar Bet

With a Vanguard S&P Index fund competing against a group of hedge funds, a decade-long Warren Buffett bet for $1 million has just ended.

Worrying About the Treasury’s “X” Date

Concerned about the “X” date, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has written a letter to House Speaker Ryan about the debt ceiling.

Why Meteorite Ownership Matters

While it can be tough to decide who owns a meteorite, in China and the U.S., those “intergalactic” property rights matter since they determine who profits.

Why the Congress Needs to Raise the Debt Ceiling Again

A week ago, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The letter said we will have maxed out our borrowing at midnight tonight. Having reached its “statutory limit,” the outstanding debt of the U.S.…

Where Phones Pump Money

Kenya’s economic development has been fueled by a mobile banking system that makes it easy to save, send and spend money with a cell phone.

Protecting Cheerleader Uniforms

The Supreme Court will soon decide if, as intellectual property, the design of a cheerleader’s uniform is protected by copyright law.

The Problem With Giving Your Brother a Stock Tip

When the Supreme Court decides whether you can give your brother a stock tip, it will also affect the good governance that boosts economic activity.

Random Currency Notes

Retaining Hamilton on the $10 and replacing Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 are currency redesign decisions that change and continue the past.

Keeping Hamilton on the New 10 Dollar Bill

If Alexander Hamilton’s image remains on a new 10 dollar bill, then a woman’s image could replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.