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Retributive Ethics

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03/24/2011

I highly recommend Terrance Tomkow’s Retributive Ethics to anyone interested in new approaches to ethics. Tomkow discusses with great insight a number of issues central to libertarianism, including self-defense and property rights. He holds that we have no positive moral duties and on this basis assails Peter Singer’s influential contention that we ought to donate substantial parts of our income to relieve world poverty.

David Gordon is Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute, and editor of The Mises Review.

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