2002 Summer Journal

By: The James Madison Institute / 2002



Message From the Publisher – J. Stanley Marshall
Cover Story
The Problem of Torts: Need for Reform? – Charles M. Trippe
One can never have enough tort reform, according to a prominent member of the Jacksonville Bar Association.
New Tragedy, New Commons? Potential Environmental Degradation under Florida Sovereign Land Claims – Richard R. Hawkins, Tracy Beach, and Jennifer Daugherty
Several Florida cases are examined to see if state ownership endangers the environmental quality of property.

The Losing Number for Florida Gamblers – Peter Schorsch
The gaming industry’s foothold in the state continues to increase as new research indicates Floridians’ disproportionate propensity to fall victim to the lure of gambling.

Book Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else – Ian Drake
Hernando de Soto’s book is an exploration of capital and why the Third World fails to develop and thrive off of it.