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Libertarians and the Catholic Church on Intellectual Property Laws

Jay Mukherjee, Walter E. Block


Catholics and libertarians make strange bedfellows. They sharply disagree on many issues. However, when it comes to intellectual property rights, they are surprisingly congruent, albeit for different reasons. The present paper traces out the agreement on patents between these two very different philosophies.


Catholic social doctrine, libertarianism, intellectual property

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