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Land-Locked: A Critique of Carson on Property Rights

Journals
Dialogue between the so-called “capitalist” and so-called “socialist” branches of free-market libertarianism has declined. The publication of Kevin Carson’s Studies in Mutualist Political Economy provides a welcome opportunity to renew the conversation. Volume 20,...

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

BooksJanuary 7, 2014
What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society?

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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A Critique of Interventionism

BooksJuly 20, 2005
In Mises's view, interventionism is an inherently unstable policy because it creates new dislocations that would seem to cry out for further interventions, which, in turn, do not solve the problem...

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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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The Economics and Ethics of Private Property

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This book collects some of Hoppe's most important essays on the topic of private property...

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Property in a Humane Economy

BooksJanuary 27, 2010
Dr. Harper's paper is devoted primarily to answering the question: Why is there so disappointing a neglect and disparagement of private property and ownership?...

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Liberty and Property

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Mises describes the revolutionary meaning of capitalism in human history, and how it was responsible for the most spectacular increases in the standard of living of the common man ever.

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Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe

BooksAugust 2, 2009
This festschrift — a volume of papers written by top specialists in honor of a major thinker — contains phenomenal contributions written in the tradition of the work of Hans-Hermann Hoppe...

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Against Intellectual Property

BooksJuly 28, 2008
Would a libertarian society recognize patents as legitimate? What about copyright? Stephan Kinsella — a patent attorney of many years’ experience — offers his response to these questions.

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Pillars of Prosperity: Free Markets, Honest Money, Private Property

BooksJanuary 8, 2008
When the economic history of our times is written, one man will emerge as the prophet of both the financial collapse and the disasters associated with government management: Ron Paul.

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Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System

BooksMay 26, 2009
Boundaries of Order provides a completely fresh look at a marvelous intellectual apparatus by a mature intellectual who has been writing on law, economics, and history for four decades.

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The Betrayal of the American Right

BooksSeptember 13, 2007
Rothbard identifies a movement he calls the “Old Right.” This was a libertarian movement that included Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, and John T. Flynn.

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Accent On The Right

BooksJanuary 11, 2013
In this work dedicated to the memory of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Leonard E. Read explores an array of themes such as the sources of human progress, the political consequences of not thinking for one’s self, and finding what is right and wrong...

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The Left, the Right, and the State

BooksJanuary 3, 2009
Lew Rockwell's new manifesto is a clarion call — creative and thought-provoking on every page — for a principled liberty in our time...

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On Doing the Right Thing

BooksNovember 7, 2006
This wonderful collection of essays by Albert Jay Nock, first published in 1928, includes his "Anarchist's Progress," "Thoughts on Revolution," "The Decline of Conversation," and other classics by this great American essayist and influential libertarian thinker...

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Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

BooksAugust 6, 2014
The Conservative has long been marked, whether he knows it or not, by long-run pessimism: by the belief that the long-run trend, and therefore Time itself, is against him, and hence the inevitable trend runs toward left-wing statism at home and Communism abroad. It is this long-run despair that...

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The Ethics of Liberty

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard says that the very existence of the state — the entity with a monopoly privilege to invade private property — is contrary to the ethics of liberty. A society without a state is not only viable; it is the only one consistent with natural rights...

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Biography of Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)

BooksAugust 1, 2007
Claude Frederic Bastiat was a French economist, legislator, and writer who championed private property, free markets, and limited government. Perhaps the main underlying theme of Bastiat's writings was that the free market was inherently a source of "economic harmony" among...

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Efficiency and Externalities in an Open-Ended Universe

BooksNovember 6, 2007
Roy Cordato shows that there is no standard by which we can judge efficiency apart from the market standard, and no way to adjudicate property rights apart from exchange relationships.

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