P&P Live! Michael A. Heller & James Salzman — Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives - with Barton Gellman

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 8:00pm

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When is it okay to recline your airplane seat? Why does HBO want you to share your password illegally? What do you really own when you click the “buy now” button? And why can’t you sell your spare kidney?

In the spirited style of Freakonomics, Nudge, and Tipping Point, Michael Heller and James Salzman will explore fun, surprising, and often infuriating real-life stories that reveal who gets what in the 21st century. Remarkably, there are just a handful of simple stories that everyone uses to claim everything. These are the stories kids use to solve fights on the playground – and they offer our best chance to address really big problems like preserving online freedom, cooling our warming planet, and curbing America’s new wealth aristocracy.

Ownership shapes every single day of our lives. Every minute! Savvy owners choose the story that steers us to do what they want. But don’t be fooled. Ownership is always up for grabs and the prize goes to those who know how its hidden rules really work.

There will be time allocated for moderated audience questions.

Michael Heller is one of the world’s leading authorities on ownership, on who gets what and why. He is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of Real Estate Law at Columbia Law School where he has served as Vice Dean for Intellectual Life. Prof. Heller’s teaching and writing helps people see and cure ownership dilemmas no one had previously noticed. His previous book is The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives.

James Salzman is one of the world’s leading environmental theorists. He is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCLA Law School and UCSB Bren School of the Environment. Prof. Salzman’s broad-ranging scholarship addresses topics ranging from water to wildlife, from climate change to creating markets for ecosystems. His previous book is Drinking Water: A History.

Barton Gellman, a critically honored author and journalist, is a staff writer at The Atlantic and senior fellow at the Century Foundation in New York. He is the author, most recently, of Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State and Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency. His awards include the Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy for documentary filmmaking, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780385544726
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Doubleday - March 2nd, 2021

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