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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
  • Limits of response to aggression

    I am discussing with some hard-core proprietarians on the Polish Libertarian’s Forum . Currently our discussions revolve around Rothbard’s idea of proportional response to initiated aggression against victim’s property (let’s say a land). They claim that a victim, when his property...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Maciej Miasik on Mon, May 16 2011
  • Re: The Gospel of Bastiat

    The Art of War is a fun read, it's short. Well I am sure the first principle in any school of note teaches, the only justification of using this skill, which is self defence, is to defend oneself, or that of those he loves. I can do nothing with sadists. How 'bout y'all, got ideas? I feel...
    Posted to General (Forum) by Bank Run on Tue, Jan 15 2008
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