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The Constitutional Foundations of Health and Prosperity

Werner Troesken

in The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free, and Prone to Infection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226922171
eISBN:
9780226922195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922195.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter argues that the Constitution was not designed to control disease in the most effective ways possible, but to promote economic and political freedoms. Because the Constitution was ... More


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