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Donors, Democrats, and Eminent Domain

BlogSeptember 9, 2007

Issue 21.2 of the Journal of Libertarian Studies offers a variety of perspectives on constitutional interpretation, American democracy, and alternatives to state provision of law, prisons, and welfare.


 

  • Defenders of the welfare state often assume that without tax-
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When antitrust met eminent domain

BlogMarch 29, 2006

Last week, a judge in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, dismissed one of the stranger antitrust cases of recent years. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sued one of its own political subdivisions in federal court under federal antitrust law. The underlying dispute involves eminent domain. The subsequent...

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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Anything That's Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market

BooksMarch 18, 2009
Leonard Read was a great spokesman for liberty, and an excellent teacher. It includes the essay later called "I, Pencil," which is a masterful description of the workings of the division of labor...

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Block-Epstein Debate on Eminent Domain

Audio/VideoMay 14, 2004
Is the state’s power of eminent domain necessary in a free society? Walter Block and Richard Epstein debate the topic. Recorded at the University of Chicago Law School on 10 May 2004...

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Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery

BooksMay 28, 2009
Here is Harper's early manifesto (1949), in which he reveals a sophisticated understanding of free markets and freedom...

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Inclined To Liberty: The Futile Attempt to Suppress the Human Spirit

BooksNovember 14, 2008
Famed investor and businessman Louis Carabini ​— the founder of Monex ​— wrote this book to answer the critics of the free market in a way that they could understand and accept...

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The Market for Liberty

BooksDecember 25, 2010
This book is very radical in the true sense of that term: it gets to the root of the problem of government and provides a rethinking of the whole organization of society.

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The Free Market Reader

BooksAugust 29, 2008
One of the best introductions to libertarian/free market thought and is "straightforward, logical, and fun."...

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The Free Market and Its Enemy

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Read explores "the miraculous workings of tiny creativities, the ultimate constituents of the free market..."...

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Free Market Economics: A Basic Reader

BooksApril 10, 2007
Bettina Bien Greaves assembled this volume as a one-stop primer in economics.

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Free Market Economics: A Syllabus

BooksApril 12, 2007
This is a complete economics education for high-school age students, providing lessons, study questions, activities, and readings for each topic under consideration.

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The Free Market and Its Enemies: Pseudo-Science, Socialism, and Inflation

BooksMarch 25, 2009
None of us have the chance to study directly under Mises as classroom lecturer, but this book gets us as close to that ideal as is possible.

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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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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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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture

BooksDecember 4, 2009
In a welcome change of critical perspective, Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox give an economic interpretation of literature from a pro-market point of view, not the standard Marxism take.

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Die Partei der Freiheit (The Party of Liberty)

BooksAugust 10, 2010
Raico’s book, whose title in English would be “The Party of Freedom: Studies in the History of German Liberalism,” is something not often seen in this field: a market-friendly account by a classical liberal.

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John Prince Smith and the German Free-Trade Movement

BooksJuly 20, 2005
M an, Economy, and Liberty : Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard . Edited by Walter Block and Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Copyright © 1988 by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Auburn, Ala. Pp. 341–51. See the full PDF edition ...

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