My New “Atlantic” Article Making the Case for Strengthening Protection for Property Rights
The Atlantic has just published my new article making the case for expanding protection for constitutional property rights. Here is an excerpt:
Alexander Hamilton said at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that “one great obj[ect] of Gov[ernment] is the personal protection and security of property.” James Madison, similarly, wrote that “government is instituted to protect property of every sort.” Madison tried to ensure that the new Constitution would honor that principle, in part by authoring the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment, which restricts the government’s power to take private property.
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