The Government as Fiduciary: A Practical Demonstration from the Reign of Trajan

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Robert G. Natelson

Independence & Montana Policy Institutes

Date Written: May 1, 2001

Abstract

The Roman Emperor Trajan is justly celebrated as an author of several modern civil rights, such as the right to confront one's accusers. But he is most aptly remembered as the ruler who proved that fiduciary government was possible. Following the example of Trajan's reign could improve greatly the standards of American public law.

Keywords: fiduciary, public trust, trust, official duties, Roman law, imperial law, Trajan, legal history

JEL Classification: K19, K29, K30

Suggested Citation

Natelson, Robert G., The Government as Fiduciary: A Practical Demonstration from the Reign of Trajan (May 1, 2001). University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 191, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2029210 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2029210

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