Recap of my review of Klein & Clark

What is the relationship between law and liberty? Below is a recap of my four-part review of Daniel Klein and Michael Clark’s important work on “Direct and Overall Liberty“:

  1. Reply to Klein and Clark (part 1): I begin my review by providing brief overview of Klein and Clark’s analysis of liberty and identify two logical flaws with their theoretical framework.
  2. Reply to Klein and Clark (part 2): Here, I explain why all laws involves coercion (restriction of someone’s liberty) and why these harms are a reciprocal problem.
  3. Review of Klein and Clark (part 3): Next, I survey Klein and Clark’s 11 categories of governmental actions and show how each one involves reciprocal harms.
  4. Review of Klein and Clark (conclusion): Lastly (for now; see below), I conclude my review of Klein and Clark’s analysis of liberty with three final observations.

I will write up a full version of my critique (and of my alternative approach to law and liberty) over Thanksgiving in order to address each one of their 11 categories separately. In the meantime, I will revisit my work on belief contracts and truth markets in the next day or two.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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