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Next Meeting THU. FEB. 10, Hale: Coercion and Distribution

At our last meeting, we decided to move our next meeting up a week, so that we aren’t meeting on the same days that the UCLA Legal Theory Workshop has speakers. This means that we’ll be meeting this Thursday, February 10, at 7:15 PM in Dodd 399. (The subsequent meeting will be on February 24.)

We will discuss Robert Hale, Coercion and Distribution in a Supposedly Non-Coercive State, 38. Pol. Sci. Q. 470 (1923) (JSTOR).

The first nine pages (470-78) cover most of Hale’s important arguments, and if you’ve read those pages and the last paragraph of the article (493-94), you should be ready for the discussion. The last five pages (490-94) provide some helpful expansions of Hale’s earlier arguments. The middle of the article includes Hale’s review of Thomas Nixon Carver’s proposals to increase the price of labor and decrease the price of capital (478-82) and a discussion of redistributive taxation (482-90) (which may be a bit difficult to follow at points for people who haven’t taken tax).

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