28 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2005
This essay looks at how the market appears from the republican perspective of freedom as non-domination. It outlines this conception of freedom, identifying some relevant aspects of the approach and then goes on to look at three features of the market - property, exchange, and regulation - and at the ways in which they appear from within the republican perspective. The republican conception of freedom argues for important normative constraints on these arrangements without supporting rhetorical extremes to the effect that 'property is theft' or 'taxation is theft' or anything of that kind.
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Pettit, Philip N., Freedom in the Market. Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=747705