Richard Epstein

American legal scholar

Richard Allen Epstein (born April 17, 1943) is an American legal scholar, law professor, and author.


Quotes about EpsteinEdit

  • Epstein says that there are six or seven simple rules, depending on when he is counting. The basic six are "self-ownership, or autonomy; first possession; voluntary exchange; protection against aggression; limited privilege for cases of necessity; and takings of property for public use on payment of just compensation" (p 53). The seventh rule is that if there is to be redistribution to the poor it must be financed by flat taxes (p 148).

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