Richard Epstein is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University. Previously, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School for nearly thirty years. Named by Legal Affairs as one of the countrys most influential legal thinkers, he researches and writes on a broad range of constitutional, economic, historical, and philosophical subjects. The former editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law and Economics, he has published numerous articles and books, including The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (2013). He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985. Epstein received an LL.D., h.c., from the University of Ghent in 2003 and was a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011.
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The dim news about the current economic situation has prompted the Obama administration to put forward its latest, desperate effort to reverse the tide by urging passage of The American Jobs Act (AJA), a turgid 155-page bill.
This nation will not be able to get off the road to economic perdition unless it junks both parts of the Obama administrations economic policyits futile macroeconomic programs and its mindless labor market restrictions.
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