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Jakub Bozydar Wisniewski

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsLibertarian Papers

AwardsDouglas E. French Prize at Mises UniversityGeorge and Joele Eddy Prize at Mises University

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Legal Monocentrism and the Paradox of Government

Political Theory

08/21/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In this paper I shall argue that, in contrast to its monocentric counterpart, only the institutional framework of legal polycentrism can overcome the problem of the so-called “paradox of government”


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Response to Block on Abortion, Round Three

03/31/2011Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Block (2011) has offered a second round of counterarguments to my criticisms (Wisniewski 2010a, 2010b) of the claim that his theory of evictionism is compatible with libertarianism. In this paper I attempt to demonstrate that my critique still stands. In particular, I focus on analyzing...


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Well-Being and Objectivity

03/31/2011Libertarian Papers
Abstract: In this paper, I investigate the issue of whether there exists an objective element of well-being, completely independent of anyone’s desires, interests and preferences. After rejecting health-based and convention-based approaches to objectivity, I conclude that the element in question...


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Rejoinder to Block’s Defense of Evictionism

11/15/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: The present paper is an attempt to show that Walter Block’s defense of the ostensibly libertarian character of evictionism against my original criticisms is unsuccessful, thought certainly informative and thought-provoking. In my exploration of Block’s counter-criticisms, I focus in...


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A Critique of Block on Abortion and Child Abandonment

05/29/2010Libertarian Papers
Abstract: The present paper offers a critique of Block on the issues of abortion and child abandonment. Block regards aborting a fetus or abandoning a child as an instance of exercising one’s libertarian right of expelling trespassers from one’s private property. I argue that the above reasoning is...


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