By Timothy Sandefur
America's founders notion the correct to generate profits was once so simple and seen that it did not have to be pointed out within the invoice of Rights. but at the present time that correct is confused via a big selection of presidency principles and laws that play favorites, rewrite contracts, inspire frivolous proceedings, grab deepest estate, and manage financial offerings to accomplish results that bureaucrats want. the best to make money charts the heritage of this primary human correct, from the constitutional procedure that was once designed to guard it through proscribing government's powers, to the Civil conflict Amendments that improved safeguard to all american citizens, despite race. It then makes a speciality of the Progressive-era judges who started to erode these protections, and concludes with ultra-modern controversies over abusive occupational licensing legislation, freedom of speech in ads, regulatory takings, and lots more and plenty extra.
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