- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Cato Institute; 1st PB Edition edition (June 23, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930865961
- ISBN-13: 978-1930865969
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America 1st PB Edition Edition
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"Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner...." --Justice Sandra Day O'Connor --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
From the Back Cover
"Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner. . . . Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory. . . . The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result."
Justice Sandra Day OConnor, dissenting in the Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London
"This timely and compelling book will greatly interest anyone seeking a better understanding of the state of property rights in America today. Concerned citizens and activists will find resources and inspiration in each chapter."
Chip Mellor, President, Institute for Justice
"Timothy Sandefur demonstrates why private property rights are central to a stable society and economic freedom, and what steps we can take to protect those rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision."
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
"For many lawyers and economists, private property is an abstract institution justified for its long-term social advantages. But for Tim Sandefur, property lies at the heart of every individuals personal identity and self-worth. Read his harrowing accounts of what happens when property rights are trampled here at home, and you see that the human dimension of property rights cannot be neglected in an ongoing debate that shapes the future well-being of our nation."
Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
"In this timely volume Timothy Sandefur convincingly documents the importance of property rights to a free society, as well as the intellectual and political assaults on the rights of property owners starting in the Progressive Era. Sandefur offers constructive suggestions for legal changes that would enhance the rights of owners and restore the vision of the Framers that linked property with individual liberty. This book is a welcome addition to the growing literature on economic rights."
James W. Ely Jr., Vanderbilt University Law School
"Reading Tim Sandefurs excellent new book helps highlight how the Kelo decision betrays, and arms those who continue to oppose, Americas efforts to erase racially imposed economic disparities within our society."
Dennis Hayes, General Counsel, NAACP, Baltimore, Maryland
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Look up the film online. It just hit the news yesterday, Saturday, April 12. I got an advance inclination when
looking for a NV BLM property. This is a fascinating, scary, angry time for America when what's good for
America is being defined by the US Government. Their definition: What's good for the government.
This is a very topical book, factual, real, in its way, scary and helpful.
Also look at the Gov's pressures to move people out the suburbs
into big city complexes."The Manhattan-ization of America."
(Also see the movie 1984, TOTAL RECALL (the recent redux) and think about the economic of not just
mass production but consumption (vis-à-vis eating up resources, which could the crux of Fed rearranging
the America's table. People should know. It's all about what America could, should be . . . rc