Bertel Sparks

Bertel Sparks, a native of Jackson County, Ky., was a professor of law at Duke University and taught in Harlan and Jackson County Schools. During World War II, he served as a special agent with the Counter Intelligence Corps. He was professor of law at New York University from 1949 to 1967.

He was the author of Contracts to Make Wills and Cases on Trusts and Estates. He was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association. His honors include the LL.B with distinction from the University of Kentucky; Bronze Star Medal, and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. At Eastern, he majored in commerce and minored in social science. He earned the LL.M and the S.J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.

Bertel Sparks's Articles

Why Not Slavery?

- November 01, 1996

How Many Servants Can You Afford?

Let's keep the market open to anyone who wishes to serve himself by serving others.

- October 01, 1976

Caveat Emptor: The Consumer's Badge of Authority

With that badge the consumer can dictate what goods will be produced, in what quantities, and at what prices.

- June 01, 1975

Is Escape from the Poverty Trap Possible?

The blessings of freedom are possible to those not bound by the burdens and temptations of the welfare state.

- October 01, 1973

The Role of a Conservative

How the "liberals" and "conservatives" seem to switch positions on matters of the market.

- September 01, 1970

Freedom IS Responsibility

Not the guaranteed life, but self-responsibility - that is freedom!

- September 01, 1969

Why Have an Electoral College?

Can we honestly say that we're now prepared to write a better Constitution than the Founding Fathers did?

- April 01, 1969

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