Private Property as a Social System

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 21 May 2009 11:13:21 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Jeffrey A. Tucker at - a description, from the editorial vice president of its publisher, of Butler Shaffer's new book, Boundaries of Order: Private Property as a Social System. $14 + shipping. I ordered a copy. [lew]

Every once in a while, a treatise on libertarian philosophy appears that presages a new way of thinking about politics and economics. Mises's Liberalism, Rothbard's Ethics of Liberty, and Hoppe's Democracy: The God That Failed come to mind.

Boundaries of Order by Butler Shaffer is in that tradition, a completely fresh look at a marvelous intellectual apparatus by a mature intellectual who has been writing on law, economics, and history for four decades. It is the treatise on liberty and property for the digital age, one written in the Rothbardian/Hayekian tradition but with a unique perspective on how the great struggle between state and society is playing itself out in our times.

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Submitted by Ken Hagler on Thu, 21 May 2009 18:11:21 GMT

Hoppe isn't really a new way of thinking, more like so old that most people have forgotten about it. He's updated eighteenth century conservative arguments for the present.

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