The late Harold Demsetz was the leading intellectual force among a strong group of free-market economists associated with the University of California, Los Angeles, who emphasized information and property rights. A pioneering thinker and great writer, he possessed the rare ability to explain economic behavior in ways that had previously eluded the entire profession.

Stan J. Liebowitz is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Stephen E. Margolis is a Professor of Economics in the College of Management at North Carolina State University and research fellow at the Independent Institute.
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Other Independent Review articles by Stan J. Liebowitz
Spring 2011 Unchecked and Unbalanced: How the Discrepancy Between Knowledge and Power Caused the Financial Crisis and Threatens Democracy
Spring 2004 What’s Yours Is Mine: Open Access and the Rise of Infrastructure Socialism
Other Independent Review articles by Stephen E. Margolis
Summer 2006 Digital Phoenix: Why the Information Economy Collapsed and How It Will Rise Again
Winter 2001/02 Only One Place of Redress: African-Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts from Reconstruction to the New Deal