Landsburg on Crime

  • Walter E. BlockEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)


Steven E. Landsburg, political economic maverick extraordinaire, and supposed advocate of free enterprise, has written a paper on theft and externalities entitled “Property Is Theft: When protecting your own property is stealing from others.” In it, he calls for greater government intervention into the economy, more taxing, regulating, and subsidizing; and he does so on the ground that only in this way may we become more economically efficient. Where was he when the Politburo needed commissars?


Landsburg on crime Market failure Property protection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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