Cato University 2006: July 26-30, St. Pete Beach, Florida

“In a word, as a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.”

James Madison, “Property,” 1792

“Who among us can say she already makes the most productive or attractive possible use of her property? The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory.”

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, dissenting in the case of Kelo v. New London

This year’s Cato University will focus on property, understood through history, law, economics, and philosophy. The seminar’s theme was inspired by the atrocious Kelo decision of the Supreme Court. Scott Bullock, the lawyer for the Institute for Justice who argued the case, will be on the faculty, along with a distinguished group of scholars. The title and the ad are related to the forthcoming Cato book on property rights by Timothy Sandefur, who will be teaching at the seminar. That’s especially gratifying for me, since Tim attended Cato University when he was an undergraduate.
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The Don CeSar Resort, where this year’s Cato University will be held

7 Responses to “Cato University 2006: July 26-30, St. Pete Beach, Florida”

  1. Anonymous

    Given Cato’s perception as influential in the mass media (with Cato scholars being quoted in mainstream media sources all the time) and the popular disgust at the Kelo decision, I think there’s a good momentum existing for a strong popular “rebellion” against govermental enroachment into property rights. So I think it is great that Cato is organizing this seminar, especially at this time!

  2. Anonymous

    Whoa! Sign me up. Are there scholarships for poor college students? (I promise to become a donor to the Cato Institute after I’ve earned some property of my own.)

  3. Cato’s Seminar on Private Property Rights

    Tom Palmer has the scoop on this summer’s Cato University seminar on private property rights, which will coincide with the release of my book, Cornerstone of Liberty: Private Property in 21st Century America.

  4. ellennita muetze hellmer

    I just went to sign myself up, and then saw the price tag. Whoa…
    How about scholarships for inner-city school teachers? Come on, you know you need us : )
    I’m already attending Roderick Long’s philosophy seminar at the Mises Institute, but thought I would try to sqeeze this in as well. I agree with the first statement.