Tag: property rights

Theology

Israel’s Private Property System In The Bible

One of the major themes in the Bible is God’s redemption of the nation of Israel. God made a promise …

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Libertarianism

On Fluffy Animals, Armed Bandits, and the Inner Logic of Libertarianism

What is libertarianism? In his book Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick famously defines libertarianism as a social philosophy committed to …

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News

Weekend Insights – Of Games, Math, and Politics?

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Culture

The Freedom to Move

This classic essay was originally written by Oscar Cooley and Paul Poirot, and is excerpted from a pamphlet originally published …

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Economics

Human Nature and the Free Society

By Edmund Opitz. —- Is there anything in the basic makeup of the men and women we know, or those …

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Libertarianism

Christianity and Self-Ownership

Is the libertarian idea of self-ownership contrary to the authority of God? Not all libertarians believe in self-ownership Before discussing …

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Libertarianism

Women’s Rights? A Libertarian Evaluation

Women’s rights movements have centered on the fact that in some societies women have been perceived as property or a …

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Book Reviews

The Moral Case for a Free Economy

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, by Robert Sirico (Regnery Publishing, 2012), 213 pages. Critics …

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Economics

The War on Private Property

Do you want to live in an authoritarian society? Do you desire an intrusive government? Do you wish for a …

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Media

Who Owns You? I sure don’t…

I am on the board of The Foundation for a Free Society, and one of our objectives is to put …

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Economics

Noah’s Ark and the Sanctity of Private Property

The subject of a proposed religious theme park in Kentucky brings up an issue near and dear to the heart …

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History

With or Without a God: Natural Law and Property Rights

[Excerpted from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith (1995). An …

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Libertarianism

Against Net Neutrality

December 21, 2010, the FCC voted 3-2 for new measures regulating how content is transferred over the internet. Stephan Kinsella’s …

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Theology

Theonomy, theology, and voting

Did this post title turn your head? Did you wonder what this would be about? Me too. Actually, I have …

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Libertarianism

Who Owns You?

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #21 – and the final article – of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, …

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Libertarianism

Tax Slavery Sucks

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #19 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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News

What is the point of private property if you cannot use it?

An interesting example of confusion about private property came up this past week. I formerly lived in St. Louis, and …

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Culture

Libertarian Overtones in Iron Man 2

I had the great opportunity to see Iron Man 2 at the IMAX in Austin on opening day last Friday. …

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Libertarianism

Smoking is Healthier than Fascism

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #15 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Economics

Hands Off My Home

This entry is part 9 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Thanks in large part to the work of the Institute for Justice and the 2005 Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London, eminent domain (the taking of private property by the government) has caused much grassroots and legal activity.

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Economics

Earth Liberation

This entry is part 4 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Government policies cannot mimic the dynamism and spontaneity present in the market, and, in fact, more often than not create perverse and unintended consequences. The solution to environmental concerns is not for more government intervention but for the application of a free market approach, which encapsulates entrepreneurship, property rights, and voluntary transactions.

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History

Communism Kills

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Communism is the vision of an egalitarian society with common ownership of property. Karl Marx, the father of communism, stated that the prevailing capitalist environment is responsible for class struggle and inequality among people. He believed that people’s lives are determined by their economic environment and in order to achieve the communist utopia, that environment has to be changed. For this change to occur, the working class (proletariat) must overthrow the existing regime, dismantle all capitalist institutions, and eliminate the possibility of a counterrevolution by the merchant class (bourgeoisie).

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Economics

Freedom and Majority Rule

By Edmund Opitz Lord Northcliffe, the publisher of the London Times, came to this country a few years after World …

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Announcements

“The Fallacy of Intellectual Property”

The Ludwig von Mises Institute has featured my good friend Daniel Krawisz (from the Libertarian Longhorns) and his article The …

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History

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

Yesterday was Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday. Happy birthday, our heroic anti-war American muse. Here are some other articles of libertarian …

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Economics

On Transportation Pollution: My first peer-reviewed publication

In the world of academia, one of the things you regularly try to do is publish your research in peer-reviewed …

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