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The Right to Earn a Living

Timothy Sandefur joins us for a discussion on economic liberty. Is there a right to earn a living? How is this right being violated today?

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This week we invite Timothy Sandefur to talk about the right to earn a living. Is this right to economic activity one that is upheld by the Constitution? Where did this right come from? How is the right to earn a living being violated in the United States today, and what does the legal environment surrounding this right look like?

Show Notes and Further Reading

Timothy Sandefur, The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law (book)

Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (book)

Slaughter-House Cases” (Wikipedia article)

Lochner v. New York” (Wikipedia article)