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  1. PROPERTY AS A GUARANTOR OF LIBERTY

    PROPERTY AS A GUARANTOR OF LIBERTY

    James M. Buchanan
    Defences for regimes of private property ownership are normally grounded on economic efficiency arguments. In Property as a Guarantor of Liberty a different approach is taken, one that grounds the defence of private property ownership on the protection it affords to individual liberty. Several interesting implications emerge from the analysis, including an explanation of the desire by individuals for ownership of consumer durable goods. A direct implication of this analysis is that constitutional limits must be in place, prior to any exercise of democratic governance, to constrain overt political intrusions into rights of property. The confusion that has corrupted Western attitudes, and that threatens to close off the opportunities now presented to emerging post-socialist societies, involves a failure to recognise that ‘constitutional’ must be placed in front of the word ‘democracy’ if the political equity of individuals is to contain any meaningful measure of freedom and autonomy. Learn More
  2. RENT SEEKING

    RENT SEEKING

    Gordon Tullock
    This is a succinct but comprehensive account of the research programme in rent-seeking launched in 1967 by Gordon Tullock’s argument that the availability of monopoly rents through government encourages self-seeking individuals to waste economic resources in competitive bidding for those rents. Learn More
    1993   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  3. THE MARKET, COMPETITION AND DEMOCRACY

    THE MARKET, COMPETITION AND DEMOCRACY

    Stavros Ioannides
    The Market, Competition and Democracy provides a comprehensive critique of neo-Austrian economics, from the work of von Mises and Hayek in the 1920s to the present day. It is argued that, in their effort to deprive the state of any power to intervene in the economy, the neo-Austrians are led to a rejection of democratic politics and, thus, instead of promoting liberty, their ideas lead to an authoritarian political structure. Learn More
    1992   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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