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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A Rationale for Punishment

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Because problems concerning punishment arise at many intellectual levels, there is no one question or set of questions about punishment to be answered. I propose to address what I take to be some of the issues about punishment which are crucial for moral and social philosophy. I shall consider in...

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Levin on Feminism and Freedom

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Michael Levin's Feminism and Freedom is the work of a supremely courageous individual. Women's liberation has so permeated the universities that any attack on this philosophy is bound to create personal difficulties for a male author. Volume 10, Number 1 (1991)...

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Comment on the French Liberal School

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There exists today in Anglo-American economics a veritable "conspiracy of silence" regarding the works and achievements of the French Liberal School of Economics. This is at once a sad commentary on the state of disinterested historical scholarship in the economics profession and a...

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Ayn Rand: Theory versus Creative Life

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Ayn Rand occupies a curious position among American novelists: Both her friendly and her hostile critics scarcely regard her as a novelist at all. As an imaginative writer as well as a systematic philosopher, Rand achieved a strikingly unusual combination of roles; her political and moral theories...

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