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Machinery of freedom : guide to a radical capitalism.

Author: David Friedman
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Court, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

David Friedman's The Machinery of Freedom argues for the extension of free market solutions into every area of life, from streets and roads to law enforcement. Friedman applies mainstream economic  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Friedman
ISBN: 0812698606 9780812698602
OCLC Number: 871211458
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Contents: Table of Contents: Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: 1. In Defense of Property 2. A Necessary Digression 3. Love Is Not Enough (Interlude) 4. Robin Hood Sells Out 5. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Richer 6. Monopoly I: How to Lose Your Shirt 7. Monopoly II: State Monopoly for Fun and Profit 8. Exploitation and Interest 9. I Don't Need Nothing 10. The Economics of Virtue and Vice 11. The Weak Case for Public Schooling 12. Welfare and Immigration 13. A World of Strong Privacy 14. The Conservative Mistake 15. Misusing Externality Arguments: Population and Global Warming Part II: Libertarian Grab Bag or How to Sell the State in Small Pieces 16. Sell the Schools 17. A Radical Critique of American Universities 18. The Impossibility of a University 19. Adam Smith U. 20. Open the Gates 21. Sell the Streets 22. 99 and 44/100ths Percent Built 23. A First Step 24. Counterattack 25. Might Have Been 26. Is William F. Buckley a Contagious Disease? 27. It's My Life 28. The Rights of Youth 29. Creeping Capitalism 30. If You Want It, Buy It 31. Scarce Means Finite 32. Pollution 33. Buckshot for a Socialist Friend Part III: Anarchy Is Not Chaos 34. What Is Anarchy? What Is Government? 35. Police, Courts, and Law--On the Market 36. The Stability Problem 37. Is Anarchocapitalism Libertarian? 38. And, as a Fre Bonus 39. Anarchy: The Robinson Crusoe Version 40. Bargaining Into Anarchic Order 41. Anarchy and Efficient Law 42. Socialism, Limited Government, Anarchy, and Bikinis 43. National Defense: The Hard Problem 44. Further Thoughts on a Hard Problem 45. In Which Prediction Is Reduced to Speculation 46. Why Anarchy? 47. Revolution Is the Hell of It 48. Economics of Theft, or the Nonexistence of a Ruling Class 49. The Right Side of the Public Good Trap 50. Problems with Ayn Rand 51. Lessons from Other Legal Systems 52. Criminal versus Tort Approach to Law Enforcement 53. Incentive to Enforce 54. Capitalist Trucks 55. How to Get There from Here--A Postscript for Perfectionists Part IV: For Libertarians--An Expanded Postscript 56. Problems 57. Where I Stand 58. Answers: The Economic Analysis of Law 59. Private Law Enforcement, Medieval Iceland, and Libertarianism 60. A Positive Account of Rights 61. Default Rules and Stability 62. Market Failure, an Argument For and Against Government 63. Initial Appropriation 64. Is There a Libertarian Foreign Policy? 65. The Market for Money 66. Anarchist Politics: Concerning the Libertarian Party 67. G.K. Chesterton: An Author Review Appendix I. Some Numbers Appendix II. My Competition Index


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