Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives:
Institute Book Talk with James Salzman and Michael Heller
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 12:15 pm -1:30 pm
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makes my stuff mine? And why isn’t your stuff also mine? In a new book, Mine!:
How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives, law professors and authors James Salzman
and Michael Heller tell fun, provocative, and often infuriating real-life
stories that reveal the ownership rules of the 21st century. Turns out, the
same rules kids use to solve fights over playground swings also offer our best
chance to preserve our online freedom, cool our warming planet, and rein in
America’s new wealth aristocracy.
Join a UCLA Emmett
Institute book talk with James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of
Environmental Law at UCLA Law, and Michael Heller, Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law at Columbia Law
School, in conversation with David Kipen, book critic, author, and
founder and co-director of Libros Schmibros Lending Library. Cara Horowitz,
Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute,
will provide a welcome and introduction.
How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives will be released on March 2, 2021, and is
for pre-order at this link.
About the authors:
James Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the UCLA School of Law and at the Bren School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara. In twelve books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning drinking water, trade and environment conflicts, policy instrument design, and creating markets for ecosystem services. A study by Phillips and Yoo ranked him as the fifth most cited environmental law professor in the field. His book, Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and reviewed in the New York Times and Washington Post.
Michael Heller is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law at Columbia
Law School. One of the preeminent scholars working on private law theory today,
Heller writes and teaches about who gets what and why. His writings range over
innovation and entrepreneurship, corporate governance, biomedical research
policy, real estate development, African-American and Native American land
ownership, and post-socialist economic transition. In each area, Heller helps
people see and cure ownership dilemmas no one had previously noticed. His book, The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much
Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives reveals an ownership paradox that Heller discovered: creating too
many property rights can be as costly as creating too few.