Steve Pejovich was a founder of the property rights movement in economic theory. His JEL survey on property rights economics is still one of the best introductions to the perspective that one can find, and his two-volume reference work on property rights contains all the classic papers.
Pejovich knows how to ask the right questions, whether it is about the Yugoslavian workers' control system, the problems with transition economies, or the futility of economic stimulus packages.
In the Dallas Morning News (January 25, 2008), Pejovich writes the following:
I don't think government can improve economy. If government intervention can improve economic performance and get us out of recession, is it not stupid to wait for recession in order to capture the benefits of government economic policies? But then, if government intervention can improve economic performance and increase the rate of growth, how come socialist/welfare states consistently perform worse than free-market economies?