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.

Edward C. Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College.
EconomyGovernment and PoliticsLaw and LibertyPolitical TheoryTaxes
Other Independent Review articles by Edward C. Feser
Fall 2000 Taxation, Forced Labor, and Theft