Property rights and the pandemic: my COVID-19 op-ed

My essay, which explains what the proper legal response should be to COVID-19, was published earlier today in The Bridge, a publication of The Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Here is an excerpt:

“If the government is going to order a business to close its doors for the greater good, then the government is also required under the Constitution to pay “just compensation” in exchange for one’s cooperation. This property rights approach to the pandemic not only respects the federal structure of our constitutional system of government, it also represents a fair compromise between our need to make significant sacrifices for the common good (by staying at home for a reasonable period of time) and our bedrock moral right to receive some of form of meaningful or just compensation in exchange for the deprivation of our liberty.”

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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to Property rights and the pandemic: my COVID-19 op-ed

  1. Abogada Guerra says:

    Congrats Professor!

  2. Pingback: Property rights in a pandemic | prior probability

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