Immortality and the Law: The Rising Power of the American by Ray D. Madoff

By Ray D. Madoff

This ebook takes a riveting examine how the legislations responds to that tremendously American dream of immortality. whereas American legislation offers nearly no protections for the pursuits we carry so much dear—our our bodies and our reputations—when it involves estate pursuits, the yankee useless have better keep watch over than wherever else on the planet. in addition, those rights are turning out to be day-by-day. From grave theft to Elvis impersonators, Madoff exhibits how the legislation of the useless has a right away influence on how we are living. Madoff examines how the emerging energy of the yank useless allows the deceased to exert regulate over their wealth endlessly via grandiose schemes like "dynasty trusts" and perpetual deepest charitable foundations and to regulate their artistic works and identities good into the unforeseeable destiny. Madoff explores how the legislation of the useless can, in essence, expand the succeed in of existence by means of granting digital immortality to members. All of this comes, Madoff contends, at actual expenditures imposed at the living.

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