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December 27, 2014

PLF's Timothy Sandefur discusses The Conscience of The Constitution on C-SPAN's Book TV

A few days ago, I spoke at the National Constitution Center about my book, The Conscience of The Constitution, and about my argument that the Constitution’s central principle is liberty–not the power of the government to impose its will on us. Joining me on stage was Prof. Kermit Roosevelt, and the moderator was the National ...

October 09, 2013

Challenging the Dogma of Deference

Our Constitution includes several ingenious mechanisms for protecting individual rights—checks and balances, the separation of powers, federalism, enumerated powers, the Bill of Rights. Central to these was the idea of an active and independent judiciary, which would contribute its part by balancing the other branches and ensuring the legality of ...

September 30, 2013

PLF's Timothy Sandefur joins Diana Hsieh on "Philosophy in Action" on Wednesday

I’ll be on Diana Hsieh‘s online radio show and podcast “Philosophy in Action” on Wednesday at 6pm Pacific Time to discuss the right to earn a living, occupational licensing, and other matters of constitutional and philosophical import. You can listen live here, or download the podcast here. ...

May 30, 2013

How government stifles our innovators

Last month, I gave the David Saurman Provocative Lecture at San Jose State University, about how licensing restrictions, and particularly CON laws, bar innovation and entrepreneurship. I focused in particular on my recent litigation against Missouri’s licensing law. You can watch my talk here. (I can’t link it directly, so you’ll ...

January 25, 2012

The Right to Earn A Living in Sacramento tomorrow evening

I’ll be speaking to the Students for Liberty Sacramento chapter tomorrow at 7:30 pm at the Tower Bridge Bistro in Sacramento. I’ll speak about the right to economic freedom, including PLF’s latest economic liberty lawsuit. All are welcome, but please RSVP by calling (916) 515-6267 or learn more by clicking here. ...

January 11, 2012

Freedom Daily’s George Leef reviews The Right to Earn A Living

George Leef of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, reviews The Right to Earn A Living over at Freedom Daily. (The review ran in September, but I only just learned of it.) ...

November 02, 2011

PLF’s Timothy Sandefur talks with KOGO’s Chris Reed about taxis and economic freedom

I was on San Diego's AM 600 KOGO with Chris Reed to talk about economic liberty and taxi regulation, a subject I blogged about the other day, and which also sparked this excellent op-ed by former San Diego City Council member Larry Stirling. You can listen to the interview here—my segment starts at about 18:00. ...

May 25, 2010

Worm poop is…a pesticide?

Author: Timothy Sandefur George Hahn is an entrepreneur who had an idea for a different kind of garden fertilizer—one made out of, yes, worm poop. Or "worm castings," as they're called in the trade. Worm castings are a natural component of all healthy garden soil, and gardeners have long known that worms play a crucial ...