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Self-ownership and social justice among libertarians

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  • Jean-Sébastien Gharbi
  • Cléa Sambuc

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Faced with the well-known rightlibertarianism, a left-libertarianism has recently been developed. Advocates of the latter position share many theoretical choices with those of the former and in particular the central place given to full self-ownership. Analysis of this ownership individuals have over themselves allows to understand the diversity of libertarian conceptions of social justice. It also reveals their economic implications both in global justice and in treatment of one of the emblematic problems of local justice: the organ transplants.

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  • Jean-Sébastien Gharbi & Cléa Sambuc, 2012. "Self-ownership and social justice among libertarians," Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, L'Harmattan, issue 62, pages 187-222.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpo:journl:y:2012:i:62:p:187-222
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    Keywords

    Self-ownership; libertarianism; social justice; local justice;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
    • P14 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Property Rights
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism

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