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Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 7, no. 4 (Winter 2004)
Volume 7, no. 4 (Winter 2004)
- EDITORIAL for the special symposium issue on “Austrian Law and Economics: The Contributions of Reinach and Rothbard.” The syposium was held to explore the common relationships between the Austrian approach to economic analysis and the legal realism of Adolf Reinach
- PITFALLS OF THE CLASSICAL SCHOOL OF CRIME by Laurent Carnis. Economic analysis can be applied to the phenomenon of crime. The approach explored here is built on the foundations of neoclassical welfare theory. . . .
- PRAXEOLOGY, ECONOMICS, AND LAW: ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS by Larry J. Sechrest. Praxeology has been described as a process of deducing correct, universal, historically-invariant principles from one, or a few, axiomatic propositions; that is, from propositions which are self-evidently true. . . .
- THE A PRIORI FOUNDATIONS OF PROPERTY ECONOMICS by Jörg Guido Hülsmann. Court decisions and legislation have a profound impact on the economy because they define and modify property rights. Economists have therefore always been interested in analyzing this impact. In the past 70 years or so, the dominant way of doing this was to construct equilibrium models of the economy. . . .
- PROPERTY, CAUSALITY, AND LIABILITY by Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Wherever there is scarcity of resources in relation to human demand, the possibility of conflict arises. The solution to such conflict is the assignment of private property rights—rights of exclusive control. . . .
- CAUSATION AND AGGRESSION by N. Stephan Kinsella and Patrick Tinsley. For libertarians, the purpose of a legal system is to establish and enforce rules that facilitate and support peaceful, conflict-free interaction between individuals. In short, the law should prohibit aggression. . . .
- TOWARD META-POLITICS by Leo Zailbert. If by political philosophy we understand the broad discipline that studies the relationship between the state and the individual then Robert Nozick’s remark that “the fundamental question of political philosophy, one that precedes questions about how the state should be organized, is whether there should be any state at all” becomes immediately appealing. . . .