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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/13917/the-alleged-liberalism-of-sir-edward-coke/

The Alleged Liberalism of Sir Edward Coke

September 16, 2010 by

In fact, Coke was not a merchant or a spokesman for merchants. He showed no interest whatever in the new juristic concerns of merchants: such new branches of the law as joint-stock ownership, insurance bankruptcy, negotiable instruments, and commercial contracts. Coke never displayed any sympathy for laissez-faire. FULL ARTICLE by Murray N. Rothbard

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