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Lawrence H. White

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White is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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The Austrian School and Spontaneous Order: Comment on O'Driscoll

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical TheoryPrices

07/30/2014Austrian Economics Newsletter
Volume 1 (Spring 1979) Lawrence H. White In the penultimate section of his paper on "Spontaneous Order and the Coordination of Economic Activities," [1] Gerald O'Driscoll performs a valuable service in bringing into the open a controversy, sparked by Professor Lachmann's thought, which has arisen...
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Privatization of Municipality-Provided Services

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The municipal reform movement of the progressive era succeeded in establishing local government monopoly in the provision of urban services. Competitive markets in such services as fire-fighting, street lighting, refuse removal, transit, and even policing then gave way to municipal bureaus and...


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Bankruptcy as an Economic Intervention

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Bankruptcy law is a system of interventionary legislation which interferes with the ability of individuals freely to establish the terms of loan contracts. It benefits the less prudent and less scrupulous borrowers -indeed may encourage their conduct -while making loans costlier for the honest and...


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