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Carlo Lottieri

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

Carlo Lottieri is an Italian political philosopher with the University of Siena and Istituto Bruno Leoni whose main interests are in contemporary libertarian thought. Most recently he edited an anthology of writings by Bruno Leoni.

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JLS: Taxation and Forced Labor—The Two Bodies of the Citizen in Modern Political Theology

08/17/2023Power & Market

Tax imposition rendered political exploitation less painful, but at the same time, it inaugurated an expansion of dominion over individuals and society unparalleled in history.

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Decentralization, Freedom, and Peace Are the Pillars of a Free Society

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWorld History


As the history of large states shows very well, choosing security without freedom leads to losing both rights and peace.

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The Rise of the Sovereign State

The first myth one has to debunk: that the state is merely a natural and organic outgrowth of political power, as old as the history of mankind or of organized society.

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European Unification as the New Frontier of Collectivism

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

07/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Present-day prophets of a united Europe share with past conquerors like Napoleon and Hitler a strong preference for a society directed, more or less violently, by a small political elite. All in the name of "eternal peace."


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The Problem of Security: Historicity of the State and "European Realism"

Political Theory

All societies require some sort of coercion to maintain order. But "the state" is a very specific and modern type of government institution which claims it can engage in criminal types of coercion with impunity. 

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