Friday, August 6, 2010

"Human Rights" as "Property Rights"

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

In this time of growing statism, particularly prevalent in the progressive (liberal) movement, the concept of property rights as the foundation of all human rights bears revisiting. Murray Rothbard states the case quite well in the following reading from chapter 15 of Rothbard's 1982 book "The Ethics of Liberty." 

Those who strive to understand the concepts of liberty, property rights, and the human rights that flow from the basis of property rights will find this audio reading most rewarding and valuable.

Click on the link below.

Freedom of Speech and Property Rights

Via: Ludwig von Mises Institute


  1. It would be difficult to express it more clearly than Rothbard has. There really are no rights without property rights.

    This is a fundamental concept that has to be understood, so my latest post directs people to this post. I encourage everyone who sees this to link to it or otherwise direct people to it as well.

  2. Bastiatarian - Yes, I thought this was excellent. A clearly stated and concise case for the supremacy of property rights.

    Thanks for for the direct.


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