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Rothbard's Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis

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03/06/2021Kristoffer Mousten HansenTate FegleyKarl-Friedrich Israel

The assertion that “tax-financed public goods can make us all better off” is just that: an assertion. As Rothbard showed, there is no reason to just assume consumers would pay for these amenities were they not forced to through taxation. 

Original Article: "Rothbard's Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis"

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Kristoffer Mousten Hansen

Kristoffer Mousten Hansen is a research assistant at the Institute for Economic Policy at Leipzig University. He received his PhD from the University of Angers and is a former Mises Institute research fellow. 

Contact Tate Fegley

Tate Fegley is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh. Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.

Contact Karl-Friedrich Israel

Karl-Friedrich Israel is an assistant professor in the department of economics and business at Western Catholic University in Angers, France. He is an organizing member of the Austrian Economics Meeting Europe and is a Mises Institute Research Fellow.