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James A. Sadowsky, S.J.

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James A. Sadowsky, S.J., S.T.L. (1923–2012) was professor emeritus of philosophy at Fordham University, where he began teaching in 1960. A convert to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism (1939) and ordained as a priest of the Society of Jesus (1957), he was a friend of Murray Rothbard's since the early 1960s and a Rothbardian in political philosophy and economics. Rothbard endorsed Sadowsky’s definition of rights (as formulated in the latter's 1966 article, "Private Property and Collective Ownership," which Rothbard cites in his The Ethics of Liberty (1982).

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Private Property and Collective Ownership

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09/18/2012Mises Daily Articles
Any man has the right to acquire previously unowned goods, keep or give them away at his pleasure, use or not use them at his pleasure.

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