The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law
||U. Pa. Law School Federalist Society, Carlisle, PA
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The right to pursue happiness by starting a business or producing a new product or service is almost the very definition of the American dream..
But, for decades—and never more than today—this freedom has been under assault from ravenous, oppressive government. Heavy regulations and outrageous fees have crushed the dreams of armies of aspiring entrepreneurs and job-creators.
The dirty secret behind so many of these assaults on liberty is that they’re designed to stop new businesses from getting started, in order to benefit existing companies that fear competition. There is also the ultimate goal of keeping the private sector, in general, beholden to the state and its bureaucracies.
Published by the Cato Institute, PLF Principal Attorney Timothy Sandefur vindicates the rights of America’s entrepreneurs. This new book offers scholarly and legal wisdom in readable, down-to-earth language.
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