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David Marcos

David Marcos is a Philosophy Student at Universidad de Granada.
He is a libertarian particularly interested in ethics, political
philosophy, epistemology and ontology. Most of David ´s previous work
has focused on freedom of speech, such a paper he published for the
Mises Journal Brazil.



Nulla Libertarian Poena Sine NAP: Reexamination of Libertarian Theories of Punishment

Issue: 9:2 (the thirty fourth issue)
Libertarianism deals with what the law should be. In this article, we focus on
what the appropriate law to punish criminals should be in a libertarian society;
that is, one that respects the Non-Aggression Principle and property rights. We
examine various theories of punishment and explain why some are
incompatible with libertarianism. We contribute to the latest libertarian theory
of punishment suggesting the necessity to take time preference into
consideration. We conclude stating a limit and a limitation to libertarian
punishment theories.