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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?

Aaron Ross Powell
Director and Editor
Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Constitutional Studies

Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute. Sandefur has litigated several cases involving property rights, eminent domain, and regulatory takings. Sandefur is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College.

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)