Bruce Benson Discusses His Book Property RightsCarl Close • Thursday March 31, 2011 5:53 PM PDT •
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Bruce Benson discusses his 2010 book, Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-Examined, in a twenty-minute podcast produced by Kosmos available here. The interview was conducted by Jeanne Hoffman last October, but it is as timely as ever.
Topics in the interview include: the use of the courts and voter referenda to limit government takings; takings for public use versus takings for private use; constraints on regulatory takings; the hidden costs of government takings; and the Kelo and Poletown court decisions.
A detailed summary of the book (which features thirteen chapters by seventeen scholars) is available here.
Kosmos, a project of the Institute for Human Studies, describes itself as “an online community where classical liberal academics can meet and share ideas and research.” Visit KosmosOnline.org.