There is an excellent piece today in the American Spectator by Doug Bandow highlighting the importance of property rights to a country’s economic well-being. 

I would encourage everyone to mosy on over there not only because he presents some interesting insights on the importance of property rights protections, but he also mentions the 2009 International Property Rights Index recently released by the Property Rights Alliance.

The study compares the protections of physical and intellectual property to economic stability in 115 countries representing 96 per cent of the world’s GDP.