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The meaning of property : freedom, community, and the legal imagination

Author: Jedediah Purdy
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his latest book, Jedediah Purdy takes up a question of deep and lasting importance: why is property ownership a value to society? His answer returns us to the foundations of American society and enables us to interpret the writings of the patron saint of liberal economics, Adam Smith, in a wholly new light. Unlike Milton Friedman and other free-market scholars, who consider property a key to efficient markets,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jedediah Purdy
ISBN: 9780300115451 0300115458 9780300171440 0300171447
OCLC Number: 430816168
Description: vii, 225 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Property and the legal imagination --
New visions of order --
Varieties of progress : American waste doctrine and property in republican freedom --
Hazards of progress : Johnson v. M'Intosh and property in the imperial imagination --
Meanings of free labor --
Choosing futures --
Social vision for the next economy.
Responsibility: Jedediah Purdy.

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Takes up the question: Why is property ownership a value to society? Touching upon some of the most controversial issues in American politics and law, including slavery, inheritance, international  Read more...

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"In this sparkling and penetrating intellectual tour de force, Jed Purdy gives fresh meaning and purpose to Adam Smith's insight that a legal institution--property--could be the key element in a Read more...

 
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