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An #Introduction To #Libertarianism & Basic #Economics

An #Introduction To #Libertarianism & Basic #Economics

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Published on 29 Mar 2012

This course is taught by Stephan Kinsella, a leading libertarian theorist. The class will run for six weeks, from January 31, 2011 until March 11, 2011, and will provide detailed discussions of the foundations of libertarian theory and related topics such as individual rights; justice, punishment and restitution; anarchy and minarchy; contract theory; inalienability; property rights and homesteading; intellectual property; legislation versus common law; legal positivism; Austrian economics and libertarianism; and causation and responsibility. Optional testing will include a multiple-choice mid-term exam and a multiple-choice final exam.

Kinsella is Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute, editor of Libertarian Papers, General Counsel for Applied Optoelectronics, and was formerly an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law. He has frequently lectured and published on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics, including Against Intellectual Property and Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe (co-editor, with Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Mises Institute, 2009).

Syllabus: Legal Theory and Austrian Economics Scarcity and Property Rights Rights as property rights The Nature of rights the Is-Ought Problem Argumentation Ethics and Estoppel Universalizability Essence of Libertarianism Self-ownership Homesteading Lockean proviso Labor ownership and mixing Anarcho-libertarianism

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Reasons You Are a Libertarian the basic tenets of libertarianism — individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace — seem simple and desirable to a broad swath of society, many people hesitate to identify as libertarian or advocate for libertarian policy proposals. Such reticence often stems from questions about the philosophical, moral, social, or economic justifications behind a liberty-maximizing approach. Can social and economic order emerge when individuals pursue their own interests, or do societies need leaders to govern them? What would happen to social services and infrastructure in a laissez-faire environment? Would culture and prudence dissolve? Would the rich dominate the poor? Cato Senior Fellow Tom G. Palmer discusses these ideas.
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The Differences Among Liberals, Conservatives and Libertarians
Libertarians are neither conservative nor liberal. Cato Institute chairman Robert A. Levy explained the differences at Cato University on July 31, 2012.
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Where Do Libertarians Belong? A Reason Event Featuring Brink Lindsey, Matt Kibbe, and Jonah Goldberg

Where Do Libertarians Belong? A Reason Event Featuring Brink Lindsey, Matt Kibbe, and Jonah Goldberg by tvnportal
Should libertarians forge alliances and risk being compromised, or preserve their purity and risk irrelevance? Which political groups are worth rooting for, collaborating with, or just sprinting away from? On July 12, 2010, Reason hosted a debate on "Where Libertarians Belong" with Cato Institute Vice President Brink Lindsey, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe...
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