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Toward a Libertarian Theory of Class

  • Roderick T. Long (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2009

Libertarianism needs a theory of class.

This claim may meet with resistance among some libertarians. A few will say: “The analysis of society in terms of classes and class struggles is a specifically Marxist approach, resting on assumptions that libertarians reject. Why should we care about class?” A greater number will say: “We recognize that class theory is important, but libertarianism doesn't need such a theory, because it already has a perfectly good one.”

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James M. Buchanan and Robert D. Tollison , eds., The Theory of Public Choice: Political Applications of Economics (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1972)

Gordon Tullock , The Economics of Special Privilege and Rent Seeking (Boston: Kluwer, 1989).

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