Articles tagged as Property Rights

  • “Breaking the Sotomayor Mold” — Kody W. Cooper

    by James Wilson Institute on February 25, 2022
    Kody Cooper argues that a new justice in the mold of Sotomayor would fail to pass the “test of truth” when it comes to abortion, religious liberty, and takings. Some excerpts: “In the wake of Justice Breyer’s retirement announcement, Democrats are divided over whether President Biden should appoint a more conciliatory ‘bridge-builder’ who will look for opportunities […]
  • “Corporations, Churches, Persons, and the Natural Law” — Robert Miller

    by James Wilson Institute on November 23, 2021
    Responding to Professor MacLeod, Robert Miller argues that the government should respect associations not because these associations themselves constitute “persons” with natural rights, but because the people involved have rights. Some excerpts: “Professor McLeod says that the question before us is ‘whether churches and other associations of people have an existence of their own, prior to their […]
  • “Churches: An Existence of Their Own” — Adam Macleod

    by James Wilson Institute on November 17, 2021
    Prof. Adam MacLeod argues that churches, corporate entities, and trusts exist independently of government recognition or contract, deriving their existence from the fundamental right to associate and to form private property institutions around certain ends. Some excerpts: “The question is whether churches and other associations of people have an existence of their own, prior to […]
  • PODCAST: Stephen Soukup on “The Dictatorship of Woke Capital”

    by James Wilson Institute on April 19, 2021
    Stephen Soukup, author and publisher of The Political Forum, joined JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and intern Peter Spence to discuss his new book, The Dictatorship of Woke Capital. Soukup’s book examines the methodical takeover by the left of big business and finance over the last decade and the danger that this poses to our […]
  • “Are Intellectual Property Rights Moral?” – Gunnar Gundersen in Starting Points Journal

    by James Wilson Institute on December 5, 2017
    In the digital age, intellectual property – from proprietary algorithms to music – may be just as valuable as real estate and factories.  In a piece for Starting Points Journal entitled, “Are Intellectual Property Rights Moral?,”  JWI Affiliated Scholar and intellectual property attorney Gunnar Gundersen examines the moral grounds and judicial precedents concerning property rights, with […]