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Hayek, Friedrich A (1973). Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume I: Rules and Order. Chicago, University of Chicago Press. Reasonable people can disagree with the conclusions that Hayek draws from his evolutionary views of society. But resonable people will agree that Hayek was a great scholar. This book is an intellectual tour the four de force and deserves to be on the bookshelf of everyone who is interested in the relationship between law and economics.
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