I was surprised – and pleased – to learn yesterday that the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a new entry up on Thomas Paine.
The entry came as a surprise because, with relatively few exceptions, Paine’s thought hasn’t received much attention from academic philosophers. As the entry itself notes:
[Paine] was a controversialist—what he […]
David Friedman recently wrote “One reason to respect natural rights is that it is a good thing to do, another is that respecting them can be expected to produce a healthier, wealthier, and happier world than violating them.” It is in that spirit that I approach the issue of this symposium: since other […]
I coined the term “geolibertarian” in 1981 to designate the branch of libertarian philosophy which deems the natural rent to equally belong to human beings.
Public finance theory prescribes land rent as an efficient source of public revenue. The issue here is whether there is harmony between what is economically efficient and what is morally […]