Libertarians on the Road to Town Planning: A Note on the Views of Robert Mundell, Karl Popper, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Milton Friedman and Ronald Coase towards Pollution
Lai, Lawrence Wai-Chung, The Town Planning Review
This paper surveys the leading works of five famous libertarian scholars, namely Mundell's Man and Economics; Popper's All Life is Problem Solving; Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty; Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia; Friedman and Friedman's Free to Choose; and Coase's The Problem of Social Cost, and shows that there is an apparent endorsement of government regulation of pollution by well-known critics of planning. The implications of such endorsement are discussed in terms of the resilience of town planning as a regulatory tool and the role of libertarian economic ideas for the development of the planning profession.
Given the fact that in terms of economic reasoning, modern …
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Publication information: Article title: Libertarians on the Road to Town Planning: A Note on the Views of Robert Mundell, Karl Popper, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Milton Friedman and Ronald Coase towards Pollution. Contributors: Lai, Lawrence Wai-Chung - Author. Journal title: The Town Planning Review. Volume: 73. Issue: 3 Publication date: September 2002. Page number: 289+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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