The Government as Fiduciary: A Practical Demonstration from the Reign of Trajan
46 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2012 Last revised: 28 Mar 2012
Date Written: May 1, 2001
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
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