Land RightsThe 1990s' Property Rights Rebellion (The Worldly Philosophy: Studies at the Intersection of Philosophy and Economics)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: United States, 28 January 1995
By: Bruce Yandle
In the 1990s a grass-roots movement has sprung up among ordinary people to fight regulatory actions taking away their rights to land. In this collection of new essays, twelve distinguished scholars of economics, law, and public affairs address the history and causes of this movement. They document and analyze Supreme Court decisions on regulatory takings, enforcement activities of the Corps of Engineers and EPA, and case studies involving takings under the Endangered Species Act.About the AuthorBruce Yandle is alumni professor and Southern National Bank Scholar at Clemson University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Political Limits of Environmental Regulation and co-editor, with Roger E. Meiners, of Rowman Littlefield's Taking the Environment Seriously (1993).ReviewsThe essays ... provide the reader with an excellent in-depth understanding of the property rights movement. This comprehensive and stimulating collection of essays provides a much-needed brief for those of us who cherish our constitutional guarantees. Booknews It is about time someone wrote about the usurpation of our Fifth Amendment guarantees. Bruce Yandle has assembled a group of eminent scholars to do just that and suggest ways to recover our liberties. -- Walter E. Williams, George Mason University Land Rights is well written, with the arguments thoughtfully presented and carefullly linked to both the academic literature and case law. Property rights advocates will thus find in this collection of papers a claim to academic legitimacy, while opponents will get a good look at what they are up against. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management This book is a 'must read' for all serious students ... substantive, well documented, generally well written and even entertaining in places. American Journal of Agricultural Economics It is must reading in the fight over ESA. Hms Beagle Log A fascinating, well-researched chronicle of the courts' failure to enforce constitutional protection of private property rights.d -- Louis De Alessi, University of Miami One reason the Fifth is so important-protection of property-is addressed here solidly and methodically. -- Jim Miller, McLean, Virginia