The Journal of Libertarian Studies

The Marginal Efficiency of Capital: A Comment

Institute PublicationsJanuary 30, 2015
ABSTRACT: The impact of interest rates on investment choices is a key element in both Keynesian and Austrian theories of the business cycle. Fuller (2013) compares the Keynesian Marginal Efficiency of Capital approach to the Austrian Net Present Value approach, claiming that the two give different...

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Terri Schiavo

Institute PublicationsJanuary 1, 2011
The case of Terri Schiavo is almost as controversial as it is tragic.The controversy? Her husband is adamant that the doctors pull the plug on Terri, and her parents are just as determined to keep her alive.

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Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration

Institute PublicationsJanuary 1, 2011
The present paper is the continuation of an intra-libertarian debate over immigration.

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Contra Spooner

Institute PublicationsJuly 31, 2006
The inability of modern philosophers to furnish any kind of argument for the maintenance of a government is a notorious weakness. In Lysander Spooner's writings, it becomes an odd strength. Throughout such writings as No Treason, A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard , and "Natural Law,"...

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Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach

Institute PublicationsMarch 1, 1998
No doubt punishment serves many purposes. It can deter crime and prevent the offender from committing further crimes. Punishment can even rehabilitate some criminals, if it is not capital. It can satisfy a victim’s longing for revenge, or his relatives’ desire to avenge. Punishment can...

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The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Why Race Matters: A Preview

Institute PublicationsFebruary 26, 1996
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)

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Richard Cantillon and the French Economists: Distinctive French

Institute Publications
Richard Cantillon's life and his Essai occurred at a time of transition in European political, economic and intellectual history. The late seventeenth century had experienced the crisis in European thought which paralleled the Scientific Revolution. Accompanying the scientific revolution was a...

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Justice Entrepreneurship Revisited: Reply to Critics

Institute Publications
George H. Smith responds to Randy Barnett, Robert Formaini, and Steven Strasnick's comments on his paper "Justice Entrepreneurship in a Free Market." Volume 3, Number 4 (1979)...

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Political Unification: A Generalized Progression Theorem

Institute Publications
A characteristic feature of modern civilization is the steady growth of government.1 This government growth occurs under two forms: either through a more intense taxation of its present subjects, or through bringing more people under its control. In other terms, government growth can either be an...

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The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Adam Smith: A Reappraisal

Institute Publications
In his monumental work, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations , Adam Smith captured the spirit of the new industrial and commercial system and presented its theoretical defense . in a form which dominated the thought of the most influential writers of political economy for...

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