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Stephan Kinsella

Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketSpeeches and Presentations

AwardsO.P. Alford III Prize in Political Economy

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach

Legal System

03/01/1998The Journal of Libertarian Studies
No doubt punishment serves many purposes. It can deter crime and prevent the offender from committing further crimes. Punishment can even rehabilitate some criminals, if it is not capital. It can satisfy a victim’s longing for revenge, or his relatives’ desire to avenge. Punishment can also be used...
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12_1_3_0.pdf

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Causation and Aggression

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In the context of legal analysis, one important praxeological doctrine is the distinction between action and mere behavior. The difference between action and behavior boils down to intent.
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qjae7_4_7.pdf

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Review of "The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law" by Randy E. Barnett

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The Structure of Liberty is an important new work by one of libertarianism's most significant and thoughtful legal scholars. Its primary substantive deficiency is its over-reliance on the Hayekian knowledge paradigm
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qjae2_4_4.pdf

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Against Politics: On Government, Anarchy, and Order, by Anthony de Jasay

Political Theory

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The book is divided into two parts. The seven chapters of Part 1 are critical of statism, the view that political action is necessary, efficient, or desirable. In the four chapters of Part 2, our author somewhat tentatively proffers.
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qjae1_3_11.pdf

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Reply to Van Dun: Non-Aggression and Title Transfer

InterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a recent issue of The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Frank van Dun commented on my views on intellectual property, and on Walter Block's views on blackmail. In this reply, I will concentrate on two aspects of Van Dun's comments: the non-aggression principle & libertarianism, and trademark...
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18_2_3.pdf

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