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Video Posted! TPI’s Property Rights and Markets Smackdown Lives Up to Name


Watch last week’s Property Rights and Markets Smackdown on TPI’s YouTube channel. Drs. Glen Weyl and Tom Hazlett engaged in a sometimes heated debate about some of the ideas in Weyl’s recent book, Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, which was coauthored with Eric Posner.

Undercard matches included the role of auctions in spectrum allocation and spectrum license lengths and framed the main event, a discussion of the role of market power in propelling or curbing economic growth. Click the link below to see brief presentations by Weyl and Hazlett and the ensuing discussion – and let us know what you think!

Weyl v. Hazlett: Property Rights and Markets

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