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Might Makes Rights: A Theory of the Formation and Initial Distribution of Property Rights

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    Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

    Volume (Year): 19 (1981)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 38-59

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:19:y:1981:i:1:p:38-59

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    11. Kirsten Foss & Nicolai Foss, 2001. "Assets, Attributes and Ownership," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(1), pages 19-37.
    12. Bruce Benson, 1994. "Emerging from the Hobbesian jungle: Might takes and makes rights," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 5(2), pages 129-158, March.
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