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George H. Smith

George H. Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. Smith's fourth and most recent book, The System of Liberty, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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What is Value?

by George H. Smith on Feb 1, 1976

“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”

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The Foundation for Libertarianism: Ethics or Economics?

featuring George H. Smith and David D. Friedman on May 15, 1981

George H. Smith and David D. Friedman have a debate over whether natural rights or rule utilitarianism forms a better basis for libertarian ideas.

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Do Children Have Rights?

featuring George H. Smith on May 16, 1981

George H. Smith theorizes on what rights children retain—if any—in this 1981 video.