Libertarian theorists Robert Nozick and Murray Rothbard, standing virtually alone in academia, argued that coercive taxation is immoral, but did their objections overcome the public-goods argument? Economist James Rolph Edwards and philosopher Edward Feser square off in this follow-up to Feser’s article in the fall 2000 issue of The Independent Review.

James Rolph Edwards is an associate professor of economics at Montana State University - Northern in Havre, Montana.
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