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    2015. The Free Market Existentialist.


Libertarianism as if (The Other 99 Percent of) People Mattered*

  • Loren E. Lomasky (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2009

In this essay I wish to consider the implications for theory and practice of the following two propositions, either or both of which may be controversial, but which will here be assumed for the sake of argument:

(L) Libertarianism is the correct framework for political morality.

(M) The vast majority of our fellow citizens disbelieve (L).1

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe , A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989)

R. M. Hare , Moral Thinking (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981).

Geoffrey Brennan and Loren Lomasky , Democracy and Decision: The Pure Theory of Electoral Preference (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993), esp. ch. 10

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