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Simple Rules for a Complex World

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ISBN-10: 0674808215

ISBN-13: 9780674808218

Edition: 1995

Authors: Richard A. Epstein

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Epstein offers an agenda for comprehensive social reform that undoes much of the mischief of the modern regulatory state. He shows consistent application of economic and political theory allowing us to steer a path between too much and too little.
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Book details

List price: $41.50
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/25/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Born in 1943, Richard A. Epstein graduated from Columbia in 1964 with a degree in philosophy. He continued his education at Oxford, earning a B.A. in law in 1966, and from there attended Yale, where he received an LL.B. in 1968. Following graduation Epstein joined the faculty at the University of Southern California, teaching there until 1972. He became a regular member of the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1973, where he was named James Parker Hall Professor in 1982 and Distinguished Service Professor in 1988. Richard Epstein writes extensively concerning the law. His works include Simple Rules for a Complex World (1995), Bargaining with the State (1993) and Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (1992).

Preface
Introduction: Too Many Lawyers, Too Much Law
Cutting through Complexity
The Virtues of Simplicity
The Enemies of Simplicity
The Simple Rules
Autonomy and Property
Contract
Torts
Necessity, Coordination, and Just Compensation
Take and Pay
The Rules in Action
Contracting for Labor
Employment Discrimination and Comparable Worth
Professional Liability for Financial Loss
The Origins of Product Liability Law
The Contemporary Product Liability Scene
The Internal Life of the Corporation
The Corporation and the World
Environmental Protection and Private Property
Conclusion: The Challenges to Simple Rules
Notes
Index of Statutes
Index of Cases
General Index