Gordon Lloyd

About Gordon Lloyd

Gordon Lloyd is professor of public policy at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. The coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal, he also has numerous articles, reviews, and opinion-editorials to his credit. His latest coauthored book, The Two Narratives of Political Economy, was published in 2010. He is the creator, with the help of the Ashbrook Center, of three highly regarded websites on the origin of the Constitution.

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The Constitutional Liberty of the Antifederalists

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Your Anti-Federalists or My Antifederalists?

Let’s presume that we turn to the American Founding to seek advice in our contemporary conversation with the Neo Progressives and the Admnistrative State.  I suggest that we are better served by considering the advice


Federalism, Congressionalism, and an Appeal For a Renewed Constitutional Morality

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Why are we still talking about federalism in 2012?  Wasn’t it mortally wounded with the passage of the 16th and the 17th Amendments?  At least, that is what I hear a lot of Conservatives moaning about.   Surprisingly, then,

The Tale of Two Revolutions and Two Constitutions

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The closing of the XXX Olympic Games, in both French and English, reminds me of Charles Dickens who in the nineteenth century wrote famously about the Tale of Two Cities—Paris and London–separated by a channel of water.  Paris was experiencing

The Origin of the Power to Lay and Collect Taxes and Its Limits

Understanding Slavery and the American Founding: A Conversation with Gordon Lloyd