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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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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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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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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Free Thought and Free Trade: The Analogy Between Scientific and Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes

Institute Publications
To state with precision and force the economic and moral imperative of the free market has been of the utmost concern to some of civilization's foremost thinkers. From the early writings of the classical political economists and moral philosophers, to the most recent works of modem authors, the...

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American Isolationism, 1939-1941

Institute Publications
The isolationist tradition in America, as it was manifested from 1939 to 1941, was based on two fundamental doctrines: avoidance of war in Europe and unimpaired freedom of action. Isolationism differs from pacifism (a refusal to sanction any given war), and one could call for strong national...

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Libertarians and the Authoritarian Personality

Institute Publications
Like the United States, Australia has a libertarian political party. As in the United States it is plagued with dissension and gets very few votes. Once called the Workers party, it is now called the Progress party. Upon its formation it was immediately identified by the press and much of the...

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

Institute Publications
New York's current financial woes have a precedent, and perhaps a solution, in the pages of the distant past. Well back in its history, in the late 1830s, New York State was spending and lending money lavishly. By the early 1840s, the rapidly mounting debt had occasioned a severe financial...

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