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Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution

Murray Rothbard
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Murray Rothbard: Polytechnic Institute of New York

Cato Journal, 1982, vol. 2, issue 1, 55-99

Abstract: 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...

Keywords: law; property; air pollution; property rights; regulation; government (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1982
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