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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard Allen Epstein
|ISBN:||9781933995069 1933995068 1930865872 9781930865877|
|Description:||xiii, 156 pages ; 19 cm|
|Contents:||1. Introduction --
2. The classical liberal synthesis : First principles ; The old court Federalism ; Economic liberties and property rights : Affected with the public interest ; Antitrust laws ; Labor regulation --
3. The Progressive Era : Federalism revisited ; Individual rights : 1. Affected with the public interest ; Anti-trust laws ; Labor regulation ; Civil liberties: the new challenge --
4. The post-progressive period --5. Progressivism today.
|Responsibility:||Richard A. Epstein.|
Although they purported to have great sophistication on economic and social matters, their understanding of those matters was primitive, and their disdain for the evident signs of social improvement colored their vision of the success of the older order. In the end, they cannot hide behind any notion of judicial restraint or high-minded social virtue. 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."--Jacket.