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  • A Problem With Estoppel

    At first glance the estoppel argument for rights and punishment is compelling however there are a few issues I have with it. For the moment I will only present the most damaging one as I see it: that the circumstances of action are not taken into account. In Punishment and Proportionality, Stephen Kinsella...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ColinKirby on Mon, Sep 10 2012
  • Justification for Rothbardian Punishment

    I have been trying to find a justification for the double damage or "two eyes for an eye" theory of punishment. I am aware of the defense using argumentation ethics and estoppel but, since I've only started to read Kinsella's paper and nothing yet of Hoppe, for now I am concerned with...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ColinKirby on Tue, Sep 4 2012
  • On Tacit Contracts

    So, we libertarians pretty much accept the fact that tacit contracts do exist (or at least it seems that way from my reading of Kinsella's Against Intellectual Property and some Walter Block lectures). Yet, on the flip side, there are some we agree are entirely illegitimate (the social contract,...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Naevius on Wed, Dec 28 2011
  • The non-state solution for Gadafi

    Hi, I am really sorry but in the moment I have some very very evil ideas. I am not even sure if this does not hint to a kind of character error of mine but ... ...what is the non-state solution to get rid of Gadafi? Here is how I would solve the problem ( I am not representative of the libertarian movement...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Nadjeschda on Sat, Feb 26 2011
  • Mass murderer targets family-less, friend-less, homeless people. What can be done?

    I am struggling with Rothbard's idea of justice in as much as he seems to require the presence of the injured party. In the case of murder, the victim is gone and cannot demand restitution or retribution (unless he writes it into his will). Rothbard seems to allow that his kin could demand restitution...
    Posted to General (Forum) by William Green on Tue, Feb 8 2011
  • Lack of standing (corpus delecti) in criminal and civil cases

    If the state was established to protect an individual's rights and one is subjugated as a defendant in a case in which the defendant violated nobody's rights, shouldn't a motion to dismiss the case on a lack of standing be successful? Are there any holes in the above proposition? Are there...
    Posted to General (Forum) by bbnet on Thu, Apr 8 2010
  • Re: Centralized Action

    I checked out Campaign for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty and they aren't what I'm looking for. They seem more directed towards working through the corrupt political system that's in place which I think is more inefficient and doesn't quite get to the root. Let me clear some...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Chris on Tue, Feb 23 2010
  • Re: Heya! More Gordon

    [quote user="Laughing Man"] Por Que? [/quote] i think his view of happiness as the ultimate goal is not indicated by praxeology, all praxeology indicates is that within the framework of a particular given actor one aims at satisfaction. but such satisfaction is ontologically or materially distinct...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Alice on Tue, Aug 18 2009
  • Re: Fair trials?

    [quote user="scineram"] Is that not the reason for jury trial? [/quote] There is no reason we can give that would require any given person to accept the authority of the various state courts, government trials (by jury or not) are invalid because there is no liberty or contract in the arbitration...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Alice on Tue, Aug 18 2009
  • Nominee for Supreme Court Justice

    I have not followed this forum long enough to know if the nomination of a supreme court justice merits special attention or if it is just another subject. I am curious about the community's reaction, if any, to the nomination process and the nominee. Judge Sonia Sotomayor is being touted as someone...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Lyle D. Riggs on Wed, May 27 2009
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