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Epstein on the Constitution

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This week’s EconTalk is Richard Epstein talking about the Constitution. My first question:

How has the role of the Constitution changed in the United States since the founding? How has our understanding of it evolved, good and bad? And that, of course, we could spend 7 or 8 hours on, but why don’t you open us up with a general overview of the biggest trends.

What do you think is answer was? I was prepared for him to say that over time, we’ve increasingly ignored the Constitution and done whatever we want. That wasn’t his answer. Check it out [2].