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Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution

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  • Murray Rothbard

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Law is a set of commands; the principles of tort or criminal law, which we shall be dealing with, are negative commands or prohibi- tions, on the order of “thou shalt not†do actions, X, Y, or Z.1 In short, certain actions are considered wrong to such a degree that it is considered appropriate to use the sanctions of violence (since law is the social embodiment of violence) to combat, defend against, and punish the transgressors...

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  • Murray Rothbard, 1982. "Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 2(1), pages 55-99, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:cto:journl:v:2:y:1982:i:1:p:55-99
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    Keywords

    law; property; air pollution; property rights; regulation; government;

    JEL classification:

    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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