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Rights to property--property in yourself and in your possessions--cannot be separated from human rights.

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This primer on economic principles brilliantly analyzes the seen and unseen consequences of political and economic actions. In the words of F.A. Hayek, there is "no other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time."

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Intellectual "Property" Versus Real Property

What Are Copyrights and What Do They Mean for Liberty?

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Intellectual "property" (IP) is a sleeper issue. It seems uncontroversial: Someone invents or writes something and therefore owns it. What could be plainer? But IP contains the power to destroy liberty.

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Human Rights vs. Property Rights

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Paul L. Poirot takes on the myth that "there are two sets of rights--one belonging to human beings and the other property," and that "[s]ince human beings are more important, it is natural for the unwary to react in favor of human rights.