Cypress Tea Party Talk

On August 10, 2013 I spoke to the Cypress Texas Tea Party on individual rights.

Texas Patriots Talk

On September 4, 2012, I spoke to the Texas Patriots PAC on “Individual Rights and the Tea Party.”

The Theory and Danger of “the Commons”

Since Roman times, it has been held that certain resources, such as air and water, cannot and should not be privately owned, but instead held “in common.” While the idea of “the commons” is plausible—applying property rights to moving resources is complex—“the commons” is a package deal that attempts to unite disparate concretes. Today’s commons […]

Defending Property Rights on Moral Grounds

The following is the text of a talk I delivered to the Houston Property Rights Association on January 16, 2008.

During 2008 Forbes magazine lauded Houston as the best city in the United States in which to earn a living and the best city to buy a home. Numerous other publications placed Houston at the […]

Winning the Battle but Losing the War

The following talk was delivered at a luncheon hosted by the Houston Property Rights Association on May 14, 1993. The warning was not heeded.


During the debate over zoning, its proponents have made many claims about zoning: it will encourage economic growth, it will improve our “quality of life,” it will prevent “undesirable” land […]