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The Economics of Bertrand de Jouvenel

William R. Luckey


Surely, it is apparent by now that the idea of redistributing wealth by taxation is far from dead. The purpose of this study is to examine the nature of modern politics and provide a critique of the redistributionist impulse as seen by one of the premier political and economic thinkers of the twentieth century, Bertrand de Jouvenel. His Ethics of Redistribution, the book with which this study culminates, was a publication by Cambridge University Press of two lectures given by Jouvenel at the University in 1951, and reprinted by Liberty Press in 1990.

William R. Luckey, "The Economics of Bertrand de Jouvenel," Journal of Markets & Morality 1, no. 2 (October 1998): 169-191

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