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2005 comments[edit]

  • Willmcw, your editing out links to the few prominent libertarian legal theorists listed, seems inappropriate. Surely someone interested in libertarian legal theory might want to read things by the libertarian legal theorists? At least there can be an external links section with links to the writings of some of these prominent libertarian legal theorists? In the case of some, like Epstein, who have their own page, the internal Wiki link is sufficient; but for others who don't have a Wiki entry yet (like Gene Healy) or those who are about to be deleted (like me), there needs to be a link to their publications. Please give me your thoughts. --Nskinsella 17:15, 20 July 2005 (UTC)
Go ahead and write articles about the people you think are notable. But loads of external links do not help the readers. This is an article about "Libertarian theories of law", so links to people's external bios are not particularly helpful unless those pages discuss their theories. And you are not about to be deleted. A page about Stephan Kinsella is currently being discussed to deletion. The links that are relevant and that provide significant info for readers should go at the end, in the external links section. Thanks, -Willmcw 18:07, July 20, 2005 (UTC)
See also: wikipedia:external links. -Willmcw 18:08, July 20, 2005 (UTC)
So Wiki discourages external links, when many people feel compelled to link "Texas" and "1965". If that's not needless clutter, I don't know what is. Nskinsella 00:35, 21 July 2005 (UTC)


Under "references," we see listed: Randy Barnett, Richard Epstein, and Friedrich Hayek.

The only unambiguously libertarian lawyer among them is Barnett. Epstein is only quasi-libertarian. Hayek was not a lawyer, and only quasi-libertarian himself too[1]. Terrible representative sample of "libertarian theories of law." NSKinsella (Stephan Kinsella) 05:23, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

I doubt Libertarianism = Anarcho-capitalism, so by the common use of the term, both Hayek and Epstein are libertarians. In any case, the References section lists the sources used for the article, regardless of what the author position is. It would be great to have here more about Hoppe, Rothbard, Friedman, Hazlitt, ext. This can potentially be an important article. --MeUser42 (talk) 08:29, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

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