Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Economic Liberty in the Courts and Populism, American Style

Professor George Thomas writes on economic liberty and the courts for the Jack Miller Center.

He also has an essay on the same subject in the latest issue of National Affairs (gated). Here's a brief paragraph:

From taking over General Motors to fixing executive compensation on Wall Street, recent government interventions in the economy have been profound and unprecedented. But are they constitutional? Ever since the New Deal Court stripped economic liberty out of our understanding of the Constitution — especially of the 14th Amendment — that question has become harder to answer. Now more than ever, Americans need a better grasp of the proper place of economic liberty in our constitutional order.
Henry Olsen, CMC alum and AEI researcher, has a fully accessible essay on the tea party movement also in National Affairs.

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