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David D. Friedman: Problems with Libertarianism

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Published on Oct 9, 2013

David D. Friedman is an economist, political philosopher, and the author of many books including The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, wherein he lays the groundwork for a society based exclusively on voluntary transactions.

In this lecture from a Texas Libertarian Party conference in 1981, Friedman goes over a few problems he believes he has found with moral-rights based justifications for libertarianism. These include: proportional punishment claims from victims, aggressors using human shields, absolute property rights, origination of property in land, and public goods problems. He then takes questions from the audience.

Download the .mp3 version of this lecture here: http://bit.ly/1ab5Yjo

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