The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Pareto Optimality, External Benefits and Public Goods: A Subjectivist Approach
It will be argued in this paper that the external-benefits and public-goods arguments are incorrect and are due to a failure to consider all or the correct costs involved in the decision on whether the public sector should subsidize or provide the goods in question. The first part of this paper will briefly discuss the benchmark of economic efficiency, Pareto optimality.
Volume 4, Number 1 (1980)
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Brownstein, Barry P. "Pareto Optimality, External Benefits and Public Goods: A Subjectivist Approach." Journal of Libertarian Studies 4, No.1 (1980): 93-106.