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Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain

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$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674867291

Publication Date: 01/01/1985


376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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A dazzling book, filled with brilliant insights and powerful arguments that promise to reshape our thinking in political philosophy.Laissez Faire Books

This brilliant new book has the intriguing thesis that the eminent domain (or ‘takings’) clause of the United States Constitution, properly understood, provides clear limits to government power, protects private property, and forbids any legislation that has the effect of redistributing wealth… It would be hard to overestimate [its] importance.The Freeman

Takings…makes a fascinating case that the New Deal is, simply, unconstitutional.The Wall Street Journal

[Epstein] combines legal scholarship and libertarian conviction to produce a brief against the destruction of property rights in modern America… A refreshing challenge to most conventional defenses of the welfare state.National Review

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