Sunday, March 2, 2014

Freedom and the Law by Bruno Leoni

Status: One Round of QC (03.02.2014)


This is based off of the Second Edition of the book (that is on Mises). There is a third edition of the book here:

Fix Notes:

Page 40: par. 1: LaGuardia (no space was used 4 times, while a space was used twice)

Nevertheless, after the passage of the Norris-La Guardia Act everyone became “free” in this country from the constraint of everyone else except in cases where union officials or union members wanted to constrain employers to accept their demands by threatening or actually causing damages to the employers themselves.

Page 45: bottom par.: certain

Even lexicographic definitions do not exclude stipulations concerning the way of describing, say, what people mean by a certan word of ordinary usage in France or in [...]

Page 57: par. 0, near middle: Northern

[...] that the rich landowners of Southern Italy were directly responsible for the misery of the poor workers there or that the inhabitants of Nothern Italy were responsible for the depression of the deep South, [...]

Page 64: bottom par.: administrative

Perhaps what has hindered the development of an adminstrative court of appeals in England [...]

Page 93: par. 3: Should have a LEFT single quote instead of a RIGHT single quote

‘Tis a foolish and unreasonable thing for any to find fault with an institution because he thinks he could have made a better, or expect a mathematical demonstration to evince the reasonableness of an institution or the selfe evidence thereof

Page 102: par. 1: entities

[...] or such odd entitites as nationalized industries, departmental tribunals [...]

Page 105: par. 1: individuals

No historical evidence, as far as I know, supports the assumption that socialist “freedom from want” for all invididuals is compatible with such institutions as the common-law system or the Roman system, where the law-making process is directly performed by each and all of the citizens, with only occasional help from judges and such experts as the Roman jurists, and without having recourse, as a rule, to legislation.

Page 123: par. 1: extend

It seems to be a great misfortune of this principle that, the more one tries to exend it, the more one defeats its purpose.

Page 140: par. 1: LaGuardia (no space was used 4 times, while a space was used twice)

But I need only refer to such laws as the Norris-La Guardia Act to convince my readers that what I am saying applies also to this country.

Page 151: par. 1: constraint

But no scientific thesis has ever been established or disproved in the end as a result of any contraint whatever exercised upon individual scientists by bigoted tyrants and ignorant majorities.

Page 163: par. 3: billiard

To begin with, any billard player may locate the ball—or find it located—in an infinite number of initial positions defined by a system of Cartesian co-ordinates corresponding to two edges of the billiard plane.

Page 177: par. 2: possible

What is characteristic of the socialistic solution of the so-called social problem is not the end of promoting public welfare and eliminating, as far as possble, poverty, ignorance, and squalor, for this end is not only perfectly compatible with individual freedom, but may also be considered as complementary to it.

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