As we noted here, this year's Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference honoring Hernando de Soto will to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, at the International Court of Justice on October 19-21, 2016.
To push out word, the Owners' Counsel of America kindly produced a press release announcing our participation in two of the panel discussions, "Property’s Role in the Fundamental Political Structure of Nations," and "Defining and Protecting Property Rights in Intangible Assets."
We mention it here only to note, as this post's headline states, this may be the only press release (ever?) to mention Hugo Grotius. Left unanswered: how to pronounce "Grotius."
“I am honored to have been invited to speak at the Brigham-Kanner Conference, especially when the Conference is honoring Hernando de Soto, whose work on property rights has had such international influence,” said Thomas. "I’m also glad the Conference will be held at the International Court of Justice, because The Netherlands was the home of Hugo Grotius, whose Reformation-era writings on property rights remain influential to this day," he said.
With that accomplishment crossed off our bucket list, we return you to your regular programming.