RATIONALIST SOCIETY

JURISPRUDENCE

 

PRIVATE LAW


Auerbeck, Jerold
Justice Without Law? (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1983)
- good intro into a system of private jurisprudence

Barnett, Randy E.
The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998)
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excerpts from the book available
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review by N. Stephan Kinsella shows Barnett's inconsistencies and explains the pure private law alternative (The Quarterly Journal of Austria Economics. Vol. 2. Num. 4. Pdf-file)

Benson, Bruce L.
To Serve and Protect: Privatization of Community in Criminal Justice
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review by Laurent Carnis shows the weaknesses of Benson's method (The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. Vol. 2. Num. 4. Pdf-file)

Benson, Bruce L.
The Enterprise of law: Justice Without the State (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, 1990)
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reviewed by ___ (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 6. Num. 1. Pdf-file 237 KB)

Benson, Bruce L.
The Impetus for Recognizing Private Property and Adopting Ethical Behavior in a Market Economy: Natural Law, Government Law, or Evolving Self-Interest (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 6. Num. 1. Pdf-file 2022 KB)

Benson, Bruce L.
Customary Law With Private Means of Resolving Disputes and Dispensing Justice: Description Of a Modern System of Law and Order Without State Coercion (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 9. Num. 2. Pdf-file)

Ellickson, Robert
Order Without Law: How Neighbors Settle Dispute (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991)

Evers, Williamson M.
Toward a reformulation of the law of contracts (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 1. Num. 1. Pdf-file)
- an excellent intro into title transfer theory of contract

Kinsella, Stephan
Rationalism, Legislation, and Law (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 11. Num. 2. Pdf-file)
- good intro into private law vs. government legislation debate

Sechrest, Larry J.
Rand, Anarchy, and Taxes (The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Vol. I, No. 1, Fall 1999 pp. 87-105)
- an objectivist interpretation of private law

Spooner, Lysander
No Treason (1870; Larkspur, Colorado, 1966)

Stringham, Edward
Market Chosen Law: Justice Without Government (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 14. Num. 1. Pdf-file)
- private law in a private property society vs. Chicago law auctions


HISTORY OF PRIVATE LAW


Benson, Bruce L.
Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies: Law without Government
(The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 9. Num. 1. Pdf-file)

Benson, Bruce L.
Reciprocal Exchange as the Basis for Recognition Of Law: Examples from American History
(The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 10. Num. 1. Pdf-file)

Benson, Bruce L.
An Evolutionary Contractarian View of Primitive Law: The Institutions and Incentives Arising Under Customary Indian Law
(The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 5. Num. 1. Pdf-file 1309 KB)

Friedman, David
Private Creation and Enforcement of Law: A Historical Case (Journal of Legal Studies, 8: 399-415, 1979)

Morriss, Andrew P.
Miners, Vigilantes and Cattlemen: Overcoming Free Rider Problems in the Private Provision of Law
(Land and Water Law Review, Vol. XXXIII, No, 2, 1998, pp. 581-696)

Peden, Joseph R.
Property rights in Celtic Irish law (Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 1977 pp. 81-96)
- good intro into Irish medieval private law

Watner, Carl
The Proprietary Theory of Justice in the Libertarian Tradition (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 6. Num. 3. Pdf-file)
- excellent intro into private law tradition


LAW AND ECONOMICS


Arnold, Roger A.
Efficiency vs Ethics: Which is the Proper Decision Criterion in Law Cases? (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 6. Num. 1. Pdf-file)


Block, Walter
Coase and Demsetz on private property rights (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 1. Num. 2. Pdf-file)
- criticizes the Chicago law and economics-school


Block, Walter
Ethics, Efficiency, Coasian Property Rights, and Psychic Income: A Reply to Harold Demsetz (The Review of Austrian Economics. Vol. 8. Num. 2. Pdf-file 3283 KB)
- Block deepens his criticism of Law and Economics


Block, Walter

Demsetz, Harold
Block's Erroneous Interpretations (The Review of Austria Economics. Vol. 10. Num. 2. Pdf-file 346 KB)
- Demsetz replies


Friedman, David
The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism (La Salle, IL: Open Court, 2nd ed., 1989)
- the classic utilitarian-anarchist Law and Economics theory of private law


PUNISHMENT

Benson, Bruce L.
Restitution in Theory and Practice (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 12. Num. 1. Pdf-file)


Benson, Bruce L.
Guns for Protection, and Other Private Sector Responses to the Government's Failure to Control Crime (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 8. Num. 1. Pdf-file)


Ferrara, Peter J.
Retribution and Resitution: A Synthesis (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 6. Num. 2. Pdf-file)

Kinsella, Stephan
Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 12. Num. 1. Pdf-file)
- opposing proportional punishment is logically contradictory


Kinsella, Stephan
Inalienability and Punishment: A Reply to George Smith (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 14. Num. 1. Pdf-file)
- a person can not sell or otherwise inalienate himself

King
A Rationale for Punishment (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 2. Pdf-file)


Rothbard, Murray N.
King on Punishment: A Comment (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 2. Pdf-file)


Sneed, John D.
Order without law: where will anarchists keep the madmen? (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 1. Num. 2. Pdf-file)


LEGAL THEORY


Barnett, Randy E.
Toward a theory of legal Naturalism (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Baumgarth, William P.
Hayek and political order: the rule of law (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Benson, Bruce L.
A Note on Corruption by Public Officials: The Black Market for Property Rights (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 5. Num. 3. Pdf-file)
- corruption partially restores private property rights


Childs, Roy A., Jr.
Professor Kroy on contract and freedom: comment. (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 2. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Corbett, Krystilyn
The Rise of Private Property Rights in the Broadcast Spectrum (Duke Law Journal 46, no. 3, December 1996: 611–50.)
- explores the property rights aspects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996


Grim, Patrick
The "right" to a fair trial (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 2. Num. 2. Pdf-file)


Groudine
Authority: H.L.A. Hart and the Problem with Legal Positivism (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Poulson, Barry W.
Substantive Due Process and Labor Law (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 6. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Hospers, John
Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Gordon, David
Comment on Hospers (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Smith, George H.
William Wollaston on property rights (The Journal of Libertaria Studies. Vol. 2. Num. 3. Pdf-file)


Watner, Carl
Libertarians and Indians: Proprietary Justice and Aboriginal Land Rights (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 7. Num.1. Pdf-file)


Evers, Williamson M.
The law of omissions and neglect of children (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 2. Num. 1. Pdf-file)


Alexander, Lawrence A. and O'Driscoll Lyla
Stork Markets: An Analysis of "Baby-Selling" (The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Vol. 4. Num. 1. Pdf-file)