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Rothbard on Suits for Defamation

LawLibertarianismLegal SystemProperty Rights


David Gordon explains Murray Rothbard's famous assertion that laws against libel and slander should not be on the books.

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Can We Find a Basis for Private Property Rights?

LawProperty RightsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


While Murray Rothbard believed that self-ownership formed the basis for private property rights, other philosophers disagree.

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No, Governor, Rights Are NOT Government-Issued Privileges That You Can Suspend

LawMedia and CultureProgressivismProperty RightsThe Police State


The recent executive order by New Mexico's governor suspending gun rights in part of the state demonstrates not only her ignorance of the law, but also her greater ignorance of the origin of rights.

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Is Secondhand Smoke Bad, or Is It a Public Good? It’s Complicated

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty Rights


The usual answer is that secondhand smoke is bad. But if value is subjective, perhaps secondhand smoke also can be seen as a public good.

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Did the US Steal Cherokee Land?

LawProperty RightsU.S. History


Like so many other Indian tribes, the Cherokees found out the US government has a penchant for not abiding by its own treaties.

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Socialism, Minority Groups, and Personal Liberties

Media and CultureProgressivismProperty RightsSocialism


People from socially and economically marginized groups in the USA tend to support socialism. Yet socialists have a long and bloody history of suppressing these very groups.

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Remember the Alamo! Moses Rose's Last Stand

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsEntrepreneurship


In the name of "economic development," San Antonio's government is seeking to seize a thriving business near the Alamo.

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Paradise Valley, Montana: A Study in Free Market Land Conservation

The EnvironmentFree MarketsProperty RightsCalculation and Knowledge


Americans typically are told that private enterprise wastes resources while government preserves them. Economic truths turn that canard upside down.

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