An open access publication of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Summer 2007

Zoning: deliberative democracy at zero prices

Richard A. Epstein
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Richard A. Epstein, a Fellow of the American Academy since 1985, is James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago and the Peter and Kirsten Senior Bedford Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written numerous books, including “Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain” (1985), “Simple Rules for a Complex World” (1995), “Principles for a Free Society: Reconciling Individual Liberty with the Common Good” (1998), and “Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism” (2003).