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  • Hardcover: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Cato Institute; 1ST edition (August 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935308335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935308331
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Timothy Sandefur is a Principal Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation. As the lead attorney in the Economic Liberty Project, he works to protect businesses against abusive government regulation. He has won important victories for free enterprise in California, Missouri, Oregon, and other states. He also works to prevent the abuse of eminent domain, having participated in many significant eminent domain cases, including Kelo v. New London. He is the author of three books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America (2006), The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law (2010), and The Conscience of The Constitution (2013), as well as some 45 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to copyright, evolution and creationism, slavery and the Civil War, and legal issues in Shakespeare and ancient Greek drama. He is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College. He is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute, and his articles have appeared in Liberty, National Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, Regulation, The Washington Times, and other places. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including the Jim Lehrer News Hour, The Armstrong and Getty Show, NPR's This American Life, CNBC's Street Signs, Now with David Brancaccio and CPSAN's Book TV.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. L. on July 31, 2010
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This book is an incredibly informative read. It points out all the defects in regulatory, licensing AND even common law that inhibit our ability to make our living as we see fit and how applying these laws limit the ability of business, large and small, to employ new workers.

Unfortunately, the present political and cultural climate is deeply ignorant of how these regulations have secondary, ripple effects. Timothy Sandefur points out what those ripple effects are and how harmful they can be. In short, this regulatory regime caps everyones potential and is an impediment to pursuing our happiness. In more extreme language, the current system violates our human rights.

On a side note I found it refreshing that this book points to the fact that we cannot look to the past for some golden age of economic liberty because it never existed. The idea of economic freedom is indeed for the future.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. W. MacKenzie on September 13, 2010
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The Right to Earn a Living provides interesting legal analysis and history. Sandefur deals effectively with the myth that free markets serve business interests. Freedom to trade translates directlyt into freedom to earn- and live. While this book is not primarily on economics, it is on solid ground. Modern prosperity coincided with the emergence of due process, secure proeprty rights, and economic freedom- by which I mean free choice in free markets. This is hardly coincidental. Sandefur explains how the movement towards the legal system of a free society broke the power of medieval monopolies, thus allowing a competitive and prosperous economy to emerge. The trend towards a politicized economy, where courts and politicians "regulate" entrepreneurs is a threat to freedom and prosperity. The examples in this book provide good lessons now that we are in the midst of yet another strong push towards politicizing commerce. We need more books like this one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mom on April 4, 2012
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What a great, informative read. You don't have to be a lawyer or legal expert to garner essential information as to how far we have strayed from the founding fathers intent for a free country where every person can freely work. The over-regulations that were meant to protect us are now strangling the little guys and are spelled out so clearly in this book. Its mind boggling! This should be required reading in high schools and colleges. Hey, I wish we could pass out cc's of this book, when people apply for voter registration cards. Maybe many of the scoundrels in public office who are in cahoots with the lobbyists would be voted out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thwarth on April 23, 2014
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Sandefur- a veteran in the libertarian argument against rational basis review and leftist jurisprudence in economic matters generally- hits a homerun here. He takes many of his law review articles from the last decade, augmenting them, and crafts a sustained wallop against the idiocy that has overcome American law surrounding economic regulation in the 20th century.

There are several books that take on many of these same issues-- David's Hammer, Terms of Engagement, etc., but I think Sandefur's is the best.

I don't buy Sandefur's treatment of anti-trust law, but this is a minor squibble. As much as I recommended Clark Neily's "Terms of Engagement," I double it for "The Right to Earn A Living."
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