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Bruce L. Benson

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Works Published inReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Mises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

Benson is DeVoe L. Moore Professor and Distinguished Research Professor in Florida State University's Department of Economics.

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Restitution-Based Criminal Justice in Japan

Legal System

Blog09/20/2019

What makes restitution work well in Japan is that private individuals and groups are much more responsible for controlling crime.

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Restitution in Theory and Practice

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

04/19/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
State-centered ideas around crime focus on imprisonment and punishment. But a restitution-centered model would be much better for victims.
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12_1_4_0.pdf

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Land Use Regulation: A Supply and Demand Analysis of Changing Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

11/28/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Regulation is simply the way in which self-interested public officials provide benefits to self-interested individuals who form interest groups. This is as true in land use as in anything else.
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The Enterprise of Customary Law

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/14/2018Mises Daily Articles
Our modern reliance on government to make law and establish order is not the historical norm.
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Third Thoughts on Contracting Out

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like many libertarians, I used to accept without question the idea that contracting out for government services was a good idea. After all, it puts production back into the hands of relatively efficient private producers. However, after reviewing the literature on contracting out for law...
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