This volume presents a series of papers delivered in 1975 at a conference entitled "The Taking Issue: An Economic Analysis." It is prefaced with an essay by Professor B. H. Siegan, the chairperson of the conference. The central paper, by M. Bruce Johnson, decries the present practice of land use regulation without compensation as "Planning Without Prices." Several distinguished commentators, both legal and economic, comment on Johnson's position. This review will examine some of the major topics discussed in the volume and raise a few objections to its analysis.
Robert H. Abrams, review of Planning Without Prices: The Taking Clause As It Relates to Land Use Regulation Without Compensation, edited by Bernard H. Siegan, 24 Wayne L. Rev. 1561 (1978)