“TAKINGS” Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain, was written 27 years ago by Richard Epstein. It’s very well reasoned. Epstein’s basic premise is dangerous to the moral code of the Transfer State in which most of the world exists. Joe Biden asked Clarance Thomas if it was true that he read this seditious book — which demonstrates the power of Epstein’s clear arguments. Epstein provided the basis for part of the Tea Party Movement long before the present Tea Parties even thought of trying to correct the TAKINGS of government. A great, sort of easy read that will awaken your Tea Party instincts.