It’s Time for Outer Space Lawyers

Now that the technology will soon exist to mine asteroids and profit from them, property rights in outer space have become a relevant legal issue.

An Update: What We Need to Know About the Debt Ceiling

A debt ceiling controversy could erupt by November 3rd when Jack Lew says the U.S. Treasury will need to borrow to meet its spending obligations.

Why Currency is a Gender Issue

Conveying a message on gender and economic history, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill should remain and a woman should replace Jackson on the $20 bill.

Celebrating Alexander Hamilton and Economic Independence

When independence is about political freedom, the U.S. needed Alexander Hamilton’s development program for the economic strength that made it truly free.

How Congress Would Anger Alexander Hamilton

Whenever people try to limit the rights of owners, as with Alexander Hamilton and bondholders or now with the ART Act, there are market system tradeoffs.

The Difference Between a Cheese Steak and a Designer Dress

Classified as intellectual property, a new cut of meat and a new dress design are viewed differently by patent and trademark laws.

How To Keep Your Parking Spot After a Snow Storm

Winter dibs is about whether you have temporary parking space property rights by shoveling your car out of the snow and if your self interest helps society.

The Benefits of Perpetual Federal Debt

Very long term federal debt that has no date for redemption like UK First World War bonds and U.S. Revolutionary War debt depend on good public credit.

Marijuana Money Problems

Colorado’s marijuana growers and dealers are wasting resources because banks and insurance companies will not act as their financial intermediaries.

Argentina's (Long) Default History

With Argentina again defaulting on her sovereign debt, she is violating the sanctity of contracts and lessened her borrowing ability at home and globally.