How the Founding Fathers Based US Economy on Natural Law

The Founding Fathers were fascinated by the idea of natural law – that there are certain universal moral standards that transcend time, culture, and government to form the foundation of a just society. The Founders based American politics and society on this idea. But what about the economy?

In this two-part series, we look at the Founders’ free-market economy that they based on natural law – and how it has changed over the years.

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Paul Skousen is a journalist, author, and expert on the U.S. Constitution. He also worked for President Ronald Reagan in the White House Situation Room.