Living Better Together


Cato Unbound

Living Better Together

Peter J. Boettke | Oct 18, 2011

In this month's issue of Cato Unbound, University of Arizona professor Gerald Gaus wrote the lead essay, "The Range of Justice (or, How to Retrieve Liberal Sectual Tolerance)." In response, Peter Boettke wrote, "Living Better Together." In this article, Professor Boettke likens Gaus’s argument to the work of Friedrich Hayek and James Buchanan in political economy and public choice. He argues that property rights are integral to any generalized liberal system; without them, and without the means of increasing economic wealth through the market process, society will devolve into a fight over resources. Private property is thus a part of the basic framework of any liberal society.

Read the lead article and response essays at Cato Unbound.

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