The Right to Earn a Living

The Right to Earn a Living

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Americaa€™s founders thought the right to earn a living was so basic and obvious that it didna€™t need to be mentioned in the Bill of Rights. The Right to Earn a Living charts the history of this fundamental human right, from the constitutional system that was designed to protect it by limiting governmenta€™s powers, to the Civil War Amendments that expanded protection to all Americans, regardless of race.In 2007, the California Supreme Court used the unconscionability theory to strike down a provision in an employment contract between the Circuit City company and its workers.57 The provision barred employees from bringing classa€”actionanbsp;...

Title:The Right to Earn a Living
Author:Timothy Sandefur
Publisher:Cato Institute - 2010-10-01


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