Cornerstone of Liberty : Property Rights in 21st-Century America
Publisher: Cato Institute
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
The right to own and use private property is among the most essential human rights and the essential basis for economic growth. That's why America's Founders guaranteed it in the Constitution. Yet in today's America, government tramples on this right in countless ways. Regulations forbid people to use their property as they wish, bureaucrats extort enormous fees from developers in exchange for building permits, and police departments snatch personal belongings on the suspicion that they were involved in crimes. In the case of Kelo v. New London, the Supreme Court even declared that government may seize homes and businesses and transfer the land to private developers to build stores, More...
|Why property rights are important||p. 5|
|The place of property rights in the American constitution||p. 51|
|The state of property rights today||p. 79|
|What can be done?||p. 117|
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