Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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

The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics


Volume 2, No. 4 (Winter 1999)


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, but the work nonetheless arrives at the private -property norms that address the more relevant issue of interpersonal conflict.  The book is full of subtle insights regarding standards an burdens of proof, restitution, the workings of the common law, and the operation of anarcho-capitalism.  It is a must-reading for all serious libertarian theorists, especially libertarian lawyers and legal theorists.


Last Name, First Name. “Article or book title.” The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 15, No. 1 (Spring 2012): 143–157.

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