The Constitution and Economic Freedom

Event Markets and Finance
Event Markets and Finance

January 15, 2019 The Constitution and Economic Freedom

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC


Randy Barnett

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University


The Constitution contains a number of provisions designed to protect economic liberty, including the contracts clause, the takings clause, the Privileges and Immunities Clause, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clauses, and others. The structure of the constitution and the negative commerce clause also protect economic freedom. This reflects the founders support for limited government, private property and freedom of commerce. Please join us for a discussion of the constitutional protections for economic freedom and the original meaning of these constitutional provisions.

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