Audio/Video: Epstein on Supreme Neglect
On March 6, Richard Epstein discussed his new book, Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property during an event at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. Cato has posted audio and video of his remarks on their website. Their description of the event is below.
Returning to the subject that first made him famous over two decades ago, Richard Epstein, the author of Takings, has a new book on property rights. In it, he takes readers from the strongly protective property rights advocated by the Constitution's Framers to the weak property rights supported by progressive and liberal politicians in the 20th century. Using both political theory and economic analysis, Epstein offers a compelling interpretation of the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause to draw the connections between property rights, individual liberty, and social progress. And he looks also at the renewed appreciation of property rights that has arisen in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's infamous Kelo v. New London decision.
Update: You can also hear Prof. Epstein discussing Supreme Neglect on "The Insider Podcast," which "explores the mental health field from the view point of both consumers and practitioners."