2013 Index shows the U.S. improving in Property Rights Protections
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:56 am | By Lorenzo Montanari

The Property Rights Alliance (PRA) is proud to announce the Sept. 10 release date of the 2013 International Property Rights Index (IPRI), which measures the intellectual and physical property rights of 131 nations from around the world.  This year, 74 international organizations partnered with the PRA in Washington, DC and its Hernando de Soto Fellowship program to produce the seventh annual IPRI.  The study was authored by PhD Candidate Francesco De Lorenzo, who served as this year’s Hernando de Soto Fellow. 

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Private Property Rights and Locke
Friday, August 30, 2013 11:58 am | By Rachelle Korinko

We, here at PRA, have been spending a lot of time promoting arguments for strong intellectual property rights. This is mostly because of the state of the world we live in, technology is constantly being innovated and new entrepreneurs and inventors need IP protections as incentives for continuing to develop the goods that allow us to remain connected. Furthermore, technology improves our lives in ways that would have been unimaginable in the 1400s up through the late 1800s. The great advances are, in part, due to well-developed IP protection. However, these protections would have never come about if society wasn’t fully dedicated to protecting private, physical property rights. 

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Even without the Text the Apparent Goals of the TPP make it a Worthwhile Pursuit
Monday, August 5, 2013 5:54 pm | By Rachelle Korinko

Thursday August 1st, the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade under the Committee of Foreign Affairs held a hearing on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a free trade agreement; there are currently 12 countries participating in the agreement, including the US. Like all free trade agreements the goal of the TPP is to promote trade with our mostly Asian and Oceanic trading partners by lowering tariffs and regulations in order to stimulate job growth and create wealth.   

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