For Saturday, we’ve got a new video from the Turney Collection. This one, originally recorded in 1997, features a talk by Bruce Benson, chair of the economics department at Florida State University and senior fellow at The Independent Institute. Benson discusses the origin and subsequent development of legal systems. He starts by reviewing Franz Oppenheimer’s distinction between two means to wealth—economic and political—and theorizes about the development of cooperation in society and the creation of systems of private property.
Aaron Ross Powell a research fellow at the Cato Institute and editor of Libertarianism.org. Keep up with Aaron by following him on Facebook: