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Epstein clearly explains how the Progressive prescription for curing society's shortcomings has caused untold . A title that better captures the thrust of the book would be "Progressives rewrote the Constitution and that was stupid

Epstein clearly explains how the Progressive prescription for curing society's shortcomings has caused untold harm to our polity. We live with their legal legacy today, which hamstrings the economy, intrudes unnecessarily into our private affairs and makes our society the most litigious on earth. Patrick Barron, The Bulletin. A title that better captures the thrust of the book would be "Progressives rewrote the Constitution and that was stupid. Second, this is a short book and although that is generally a good thing, a lot gets left out and his argument suffers for it.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Epstein examines key decisions to demonstrate how Progressives attacked much of the legal precedent and eventually weakened the Court’s thinking concerning limited federal powers and the protection of individual rights. Progressives on the Court undermined basic economic principles of freedom and competition, paving the way for the modern redistributive and regulatory state.

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Home Browse Books Book details, How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution. How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution. By Richard A. Epstein. Richard A. Epstein traces the Old Court's treatment of federalism and economic liberty and shows how early 20th-century progressives prevailed eventually in undermining those principles, supplanting competitive markets with government-created cartels and monopolies. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution explores the fundamental shift in political and economic thought of the . In this provocative book, Richard Epstein shows how Progressives saw in constitutional interpretation an opportunity to advance their political agenda

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution explores the fundamental shift in political and economic thought of the Progressive Era and how the Supreme Court was used. In this provocative book, Richard Epstein shows how Progressives saw in constitutional interpretation an opportunity to advance their political agenda. They transformed a Constitution that reflected the influence of John Lock and James Madison into one that reflected the ideas of the leading intellectuals of their own time. As a result, they rewrote, because they did not understand, key provisions of the constitutional text.

How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution explores the fundamental shift in political and economic thought of the Progressive Era and how the Supreme Court was used to transform the Constitution into one that reflected the ideas of their own time, while undermining America's founding principles. Epstein examines key decisions to demonstrate how Progressives attacked much of the legal precedent and eventually weakened the Court's thinking concerning limited federal powers and the protection of individual rights.

Richard Epstein talked about his book How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution, published by Cato Institute. He argued that the . Constitution was essentially rewritten, without benefit of amendment, as Progressives replaced competitive markets with government-created cartels and monopolies. Professor Seidman critiqued Professor Epstein speech and book. After their remarks both men answered audience members' questions.

A short book to recommend on the topic, one I'm still reading, Richard Epstein's How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Cato Institute, 2006). Answered Mar 27, 2015 · Author has 1. k answers and 2. m answer views. A short book to recommend on the topic, one I'm still reading, Richard Epstein's How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution (Cato Institute, 2006).

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How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution explores the fundamental shift in political and economic thought of the Progressive Era and how the Supreme Court was used to transform the Constitution into one that reflected the ideas of their own time, while undermining America's founding principles. Epstein examines key decisions to demonstrate how Progressives attacked much of the legal precedent and eventually weakened the Court's thinking concerning limited federal powers and the protection of individual rights. Progressives on the Court undermined basic economic principles of freedom and competition, paving the way for the modern redistributive and regulatory state. As Epstein writes, the Progressives, were determined that their vision of the managed economy should take precedent in all areas of life. Although they purported to have great sophistication on economic and social matters, their understanding was primitive. The Progressives and their modern defenders have to live with the stark truth that the noblest innovations of the Progressive Era were its greatest failures. How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution shows that our modern constitutional law, fashioned largely by the New Deal Court in the late 1930s, has its roots in Progressivism, not in our country's founding principles, and how so many of those ideas, however discredited by more recent economic thought, still shape the Court's decisions.

Comments: (7)

Hirah
A compact, well written, and insightful look at a brief span in our history that changed the people's relationship with its government. The 100 Days are better known to the history books, but the 100 Days would not have been possible without the Progressives a generation earlier. A non-partisan (or bipartisan?) examination of the forces that were the beginning of the end for the classic ideals of limited government
Arthunter
If you liked Milton Friedman, you'll like Richard Epstein too. This book is an analysis of court decisions since The New Deal and before that undermine the original meaning of the constitution as the founding fathers intended.
Daigrel
This is an excellent historical and judicial treatment by a distinguished scholar, Richard Epstein, analyzing and describing how progressives have rewritten the constitution not for the better but for the worse. For anyone interested in this topic there is no better treatment and analysis that this one by Professor Epstein. Dr. Epstein is a brilliant scholar and philosopher and it shines through here. He make a complex topic easy to understand. This work is highly recommended.
Qucid
Epstein provides a clear, concise, relatively dispassionate overview of the history, cases, and motives in question.
One is cheered by the outburst of non-Commie scholarship in the last decade. We may yet answer Ben Franklin's "A Republic, if you can keep it" in the affirmative.
May Fortune smile upon the excellent Epstein.
Zolorn
I read this book in about four hours today. I realy agree with his definision of classical liberalism that is government sets up a framework of secuity in which people gain more freedoms through security. There is diferation between progressive liberal and liberitarian. I would hope more people would read this book to understand how many liberties have been lost. There are so many good points on how the progressive way of thinking has not been enlightened or successful.

We as a country are still in the progressive mindset of the courts and we have not so much changed the rulings from progressive courts but overcome them.

This book is not highly parizant or overly critical and should be read by people who migh not agree with the premise of the book that the constution has had significat changes and meaning have been changed of kep part over the last 70 or so years. I would higly encourage anyone who is interested in government or politics to read this book. I would recoment that those on the left atleast consider the arguments put forth and the results that are documented here.
Thorgaginn
For those interested in the legal side of US conservatism, this is the best resource I have seen.
Anazan
Right on
I had not read Prof. Epstein's work before but had high hopes. I was somewhat disappointed. First, the title is misleading. You won't learn much about "how" progressives re-wrote the Constitution. A title that better captures the thrust of the book would be "Progressives rewrote the Constitution and that was stupid." Second, this is a short book and although that is generally a good thing, a lot gets left out and his argument suffers for it. What you get mainly is (a) a history of the interpretation of the Commerce Clause, and (b) a discussion of free market economic theory. What was most noticeably lacking was proof of how the author's strong preference for the latter ties back to the Constitution. For example, he notes (pgs 22-23) that the Constitution predates the emergence of laissez faire economic theory, which would tend to suggest it is not Constitutionally required as the title appears to imply. Similarly, his discussion of Lochner (p.48) is not only absurdly brief in relation to the subject of the book (only three sentences) but shockingly off center, as he never discusses the "substantive due process" doctrine, which is at the heart of the case, at all. Finally, he does little to address the separation of powers issue that has to be addressed in arguing whether courts should invalidate legislation. His only comment is that courts are competent to do economic analysis, which ignores the political question of whether, in a representative democracy, unelected agents, however competent, should be so empowered - the very conservative concern about "activist judges". I was left with the feeling that his answer would be, "yes, they should be so empowered if they ruled as I think they should" which isn't much of a Constitutional theory. In the main, his arguments appear to be based on economic theory and not Constitutional.

At page 100, he begins a more impressive and more timely discussion of how the Progressive era's justification for controls on corporations' contract-making inevitably supplied a rationale for controlling individual's homes, use of property, school choice, use of foreign language and so on, and shows among other things how that rationale was used to uphold laws that delayed greater economic freedom and prominence for women. That section was pretty good and I recommend it.
How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution download epub
Humanities
Author: Richard A. Epstein
ISBN: 1933995068
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Cato Institute (May 4, 2007)
Pages: 156 pages