Tag Archives: Private Property

Thought For the Day: Many Attacking Capitalism Know People Will Be Worse Off Under Any Other Economic System

“Many of those who attack capitalism know very well that their situation under any other economic system will be less favorable. Nevertheless, with full knowledge of this fact, they advocate a reform, e.g., socialism, because they hope that the rich, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Rousseau – Discourse on Inequality

On June 28, 1712, Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born.  Reaching beyond his death on July 2, 1778, his political philosophy influenced the European Enlightenment particularly in France.  He has had a lasting impact through today … Continue reading

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First Principles: Security and Private Property Rest On A Just Court

“Personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice.” —Joseph Story (1833)    

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Thomas More – Utopia, Book 2

As we know from previous discussion, Sir Thomas More was an English lawyer, philosopher and humanist who was counselor to Henry the VIII.  In 1516, he wrote and published Utopia.  This classic tells the tale of the political system of … Continue reading

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