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Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property (Inalienable Rights)

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As far back as the Magna Carta in 1215, the right of private property was seen as a bulwark of the individual against the arbitrary power of the state. Indeed, common-law tradition holds that "property is the guardian of every other right." And yet, for most of the last seventy years, property rights had few staunch supporters in America.

This latest addition to Oxford's Inalienable Rights series provides a succinct, pointed look at property rights in America--how they came to be, how they have evolved, and why they should once again be a mainstay of the law. Richard A. Epstein, the nation's preeminent authority on the subject, examines all aspects of private property--from real estate to air rights to intellectual property. He takes the reader from the strongly protective property rights advocated by the framers of the Constitution through to the weak property rights supported by Progressive and liberal politicians of the twentieth century and finally to our own time, which has seen a renewed appreciation of property rights in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's landmark Kelo v. New London decision in 2005. The author's own powerful defense of property rights threads through the narrative. Using both political theory and economic analysis, Epstein argues that above all that private property is a sound social institution, and not just an excuse for selfishness and greed. Only a system of private property lets people form and raise families, organize religious and other charitable organizations, and earn a living through honest labor.

Supreme Neglect offers a compact, incisive look at this hotly contested constitutional right, championing property rights as an essential social institution.

About the Author

Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1972. He has also been the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. He is the author of numerous books--including Takings, which is regarded as the bible of the property rights movement--and has written for The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195304602
Author:
Epstein, Richard Allen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Epstein, Richard A.
Author:
null, Richard A.
Subject:
Eminent domain
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Property
Subject:
Constitutional law -- United States.
Subject:
Eminent domain -- United States.
Subject:
Law | Constitutional Law
Series:
Inalienable Rights
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 b/w illus.
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.39x6.03x.74 in. .75 lbs.

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