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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The Reform Mentality, War, Peace, and the National State: From the progressives to Vietnam

Institute Publications
That the modern reform mentality has been imbued with a statist philosophy leading to imperialism and war is perhaps no surprise to libertarians. They may not always be aware, however, of the extent to which a statist philosophy, vaguely Neo-Hegelian, has characterized both American reform...

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Editorial

Institute Publications
The Journal of Libertarian Studies has been founded not simply to provide an outlet for scholarship and research that may be unpopular in a particular discipline. It is the belief that there is a new and growing interdisciplinary discipline—libertarianism—enriched by contributions in...

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The Political Economy of the Antifederalists

Institute Publications
The eighteenth-century opponents of the U.S. Constitution have been derided by some historians as politically naive and intellectually inferior to their Federalist counterparts. A noted chronicler of the Antifederalists labeled them as "men of little faith" due to their distrust of...

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Moral Development and Critiques of Anarchism

Institute Publications
The most obvious and widely shared criticism of anarchism is that it is, quite simply, impractical. It is argued that people need the state and government in order to survive. Humans are, to the critics, by nature or socialization greedy and uncooperative, and the state is needed to protect people...

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