KU News Release

Nov. 29, 2010
Contact: Heather Anderson, Dole Institute of Politics, (785) 864-1422

Free market author to speak at Dole Institute

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LAWRENCE — Timothy Sandefur will discuss his new book, “The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law,” at the Dole Institute of Politics.

Sandefur’s book weaves legal analysis and personal stories concerning a citizen’s right to economic freedom. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, and will include a book sale and signing. It is free and open to the public.

“In a time when many Americans are concerned about the role of the state in our lives, Tim Sandefur is an ideal guest to explore this concern from a reasoned and intellectual perspective,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “Tim is thoughtful and articulate and will provide a stimulating evening regardless of your position on this issue.”

Sandefur has played a key role in defending many American citizens in court against restrictions imposed on them by government.

“For many people, owning a business is the very definition of the American dream,” writes Sandefur. “But in today’s America, such dreams are made increasingly difficult by laws and regulations that interfere with entrepreneurs and in many cases make it easier to get a welfare check than a paycheck.”

As principal attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation and lead attorney in the Foundation’s Economic Liberty Project, Sandefur works to protect businesses against abusive government regulation. He also works to prevent the abuse of eminent domain, having litigated important cases in California, Missouri and elsewhere. His scholarly articles have appeared in publications such as Liberty, the Claremont Review of Books, Forbes Online, the Washington Times and others. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including “The Armstrong and Getty Show,” “Jim Lehrer News Hour” and NPR’s “This American Life.” His other book is “Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America.”

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