Principles for a free society : reconciling individual liberty with the common good /

"In Principles for a Free Society, distinguished legal scholar Richard Epstein staunchly defends the principles of limited government, showing how it can and will work to the advantage of almost all of our society. But the balance between a powerful economic engine and individual liberty requir...

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Main Author: Epstein, Richard Allen, 1943-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, [1998], ©1998.
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Summary:"In Principles for a Free Society, distinguished legal scholar Richard Epstein staunchly defends the principles of limited government, showing how it can and will work to the advantage of almost all of our society. But the balance between a powerful economic engine and individual liberty requires careful dilution of pure laissez-faire policies. A seminal theoretician, Epstein carefully analyzes the interaction of law and social norms and highlights the handful of restraints that provide a moral foundation to a resilient, adaptive capitalist system. His central mission is "to explain how a concern with the common good does not eviscerate the traditional protections otherwise provided to individual liberty and private property.""--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:xii, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-348) and index.
ISBN:0738200417 :