Sheldon Richman on Property and Force: A Reply to Matt Bruenig

How do we get from the right to one's body to the right to one's (justly acquired) possessions, including land?

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Last week's TGIF, "One Moral Standard for All," drew a curious response from Matt Bruenig, a contributor to the Demos blog, Policy Shop. In reading his article, "Libertarians Are Huge Fans of Initiating Force," one should bear in mind that the aim of Sheldon Richman's article was not to defend the libertarian philosophy, but to show that most people live by it most of the time. Richman responds to Bruenig's accusations of faulty and circular logic.

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