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TOWARD A LIBERTARIAN THEORY OF CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO CRIMINALS, GOVERNMENTS

TOWARD A LIBERTARIAN THEORY OF CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO CRIMINALS, GOVERNMENTS Libertarianism is the political philosophy according to which it is illegitimate, and thus a punishable crime, to initiation violence against another person or his private property. But what about donating money to criminals? Is this, too, to be considered criminal behavior under libertarianism? The present paper explores this question. It also argues that donations to criminals, and even donations to certain state institutions that are deemed criminal by libertarian lights, are illegitimate. JEL Classification: H10, H11, Z10 Keywords: charity, donations, libertarianism, criminality http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics, Management, and Financial Markets Addleton Academic Publishers

TOWARD A LIBERTARIAN THEORY OF CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO CRIMINALS, GOVERNMENTS

Economics, Management, and Financial Markets , Volume 6 (4): 9-28 – Jan 1, 2012

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Abstract

Libertarianism is the political philosophy according to which it is illegitimate, and thus a punishable crime, to initiation violence against another person or his private property. But what about donating money to criminals? Is this, too, to be considered criminal behavior under libertarianism? The present paper explores this question. It also argues that donations to criminals, and even donations to certain state institutions that are deemed criminal by libertarian lights, are illegitimate. JEL Classification: H10, H11, Z10 Keywords: charity, donations, libertarianism, criminality

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Economics, Management, and Financial MarketsAddleton Academic Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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