Constitutional Protection of Private Property and Freedom of Contract

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Richard Allen Epstein
Taylor & Francis US, 2000 - Law - 2032 pages
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The wide collection of disciplines and periods represented in this five-volume set make it an ideal companion for courses in intellectual and legal history, political history, economic history, and common and constitutional law. The essays involved offer insightful understanding into the evolution of liberty and property in ways that are accessible to students without a strong technical background in economics, philosophy, or law. They contain probing evaluations of the central problems of legal and political thought that should prove of value to advanced students and specialists in these fields. Volumes also available individually. Volume 1. Classical Foundations of Liberty and Property (0-8153-3555-5) Volume 2. Modern Understanding of Liberty and Property (0-8153-3556-3) Volume 3. Private and Common Property (0-8153-3557-1) Volume 4. Contract-Freedom and Restraint (0-8153-3558-X) Volume 5. Constitutional Protection of Private Property and Freedom of Contract (0-8153-3559-8)
 

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Contents

Modern Understandings of Liberty and Property
2
Affectation with Public Interest
51
Comments on
117
The Origins and Original Significance of
212
Toward a Revitalization of the Contract Clause
235
Private Property
285
Lochners Legacy
333
Acknowledgments
407
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Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He was formerly the editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and now serves as an editor of the Journal of Law and Economics. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has taught a wide range of courses that include Roman Law, Legal History, Political Thought and Law and Economics, as well as a full range of traditional legal courses in contracts, property, tort, and constitutional law. He is the author of, among other books, Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain(1985), Simple Rules for a Complex World (1997), and Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty and the Common Good. He is also the author of numerous scholarly and journalistic articles, and the editor of Cases and Materials on Torts (7th ed. 2000).

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