Libertarianism, Utility and Economic Competition

Essay — Volume 92, Issue 7

92 Va. L. Rev. 1605
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Libertarianism is defined both by its foundations and by the institutions to which it typically is said to give rise. In this paper it is argued that while a system of economic competition can be defended on consequentialist grounds, such arguments are not available to deontological libertarians. Thus it is concluded that deontological libertarians cannot provide a foundation for the type of economic system they favour.

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