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A Conversation with Anthony de Jasay

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Anthony de Jasay, a regular columnist for Econlib, is one of the most original and independent thinkers on the relationship between the individual and the state. Through his published works, he has challenged the reigning paradigms justifying modern democratic growth. His deeply challenging theoretical works include The State, an analysis that views the state as acting primarily in its own interests and often in opposition to the interests of both society and individuals. His other works include Social Contract, Free Ride: A Study of the Public Goods Problem; Against Politics; and Political Economy, Concisely. In this 2000 interview with Hartmut Kliemt, he discusses his work which has become known for its insightful, individualistic, and unconventional analysis of power, politics, and freedom.

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