Bruce L. Benson (born 18 March 1949) is is an American academic economist who is recognized as an authority on law and economics and a major exponent of anarcho-capitalist legal theory. He is chair of the Department of Economics, DeVoe L. Moore Professor, Distinguished Research Professor and courtesy Professor of Law at Florida State University and the recipient of the 2006 Adam Smith Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and has recently been a Fulbright Senior Specialist in the Czech Republic, Visiting Professor at the University de Paris Pantheonon Assas, a Property and Environment Research Center Julian Simon Fellow, and Visiting Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
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Includes picture and biographical profile from Laissez Faire Books
Includes picture, profile and list of books, video and other media by Benson
Personal page maintained at Florida State University, last updated in 2008, includes biographical details, some pictures, academic and professional information and list of selected writings
Includes personal details, references to articles (67), book chapters (9) and one book, citations and statistical/ranking information
Describes how customary law and the principle of restitution were corrupted by English kings into a system of government laws and punishment of crimes (originally, violations of the "king's peace")
Reviews various arguments made to justify the drug war (e.g., property crime, violence) versus the actual effects of prohibition (e.g., black markets, asset forfeiture)
Contents: Introduction - From Voluntary to Authoritarian Law - A Public Choice Approach to Authoritarian Law - Reemergence of Private Alternatives - Rationalizing Authoritarian Law - From Authoritarian to Private Law
- ISBN 0936488298: Hardcover, Pacific Research Institute, 1990
- ISBN 0936488301: Paperback, Pacific Research Institute, 1990
by Bruce L. Benson, Independent Institute, 1998
Partial contents: Private Inputs for Public Crime Control - Private Crime Control - Policy Analysis and Recommendations: From a Privatized System of Crime Control to Government Domination, and How to Get Back Again
- ISBN 0814713270: Hardcover, NYU Press, 1998
- Kindle Book available at Amazon
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