Archives of the Journal of Libertarian Studies

Archives of the Journal of Libertarian Studies

Volume 24, no. 2 (2020)


The Theory of the Political Spectrum
by Allen Gindler

Law Order vs. Lawyer Order: Analyzing the Development of Jury Independence
by Feler Bose

The Political Animal: Aristotelian Metaphysics for Austrian Schoolmen
by Michel Accad

A Defense Against Attacks on Negative Liberty
by Stuart T. Doyle

The Populist Case for the Gold Standard
by Kristoffer Mousten Hansen

It Belongs to Me! A Libertarian Analysis of Property Rights in Nigeria
by Tam Alex

Spencer and Hayek's Liberal Evolutionism, and Why It Should Omit the Nation-Sate
by Scot A. Boykin

Stealing from Thieves
by Sven Thommesen

The Ethics of Public Spending
by Jonathan Gress and Walter Block

Libertarianism: A Fifty-Year Personal Retrospective
by Mark Thornton

Volume 24, no. 1 (2020)


Keynes and Plato
by Edward W. Fuller

Humanism: Progressive Philosophy at Odds with Itself
by James A. Montaye

Does Being a Libertarian Entail a Necessary Commitment to Open Borders?
by Charles Protheroe

A Defense of Natural Procedural Rights

Libel, Slander, and Reputation According to Rothbard’s Theory of Libertarian Law
by Walter Block and Jacob Pillard

The Right to Property

The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Who Should Decide What Goes into a Can of Tomatoes? Food Laws from a Voluntaryist Perspective

A Libertarian Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Walter Block

Volume 23 (2019)


by David Gordon

The Libertarian Legacy of the Old Right: Democracy and Representative Government
by Roberta A. Modugno

Keynes’s General Theory: A Solution in Search of a Problem
by Carlton M. Smith

Breaking Boundaries: An Investigation of Libertarian Open Borders
by Connor K. Kianpour

A Practical Approach to Legal-Pluralist Anarchism: Eugen Ehrlich, Evgeny Pashukanis, and Meaningful Freedom through Incremental Jurisprudential Change
by Jason M. Morgan

The Heterodox ‘Fourth Paradigm’ of Libertarianism: An Abstract Eleutherology Plus Critical Rationalism
by J.C. Lester

Socialism and the Anarchy of Production
by Carlton M. Smith

The Inescapability of Law, and of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe
by David Dürr

John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig von Mises on Probability

Reflections on Legal Polycentrism

Freedom and Prosperity in Liechtenstein: A Hoppean Analysis

Volume 22 (2010–11)

(There exists problems with the pagination sequence of some articles within this issue, however, all of the articles are included.)

Revisiting "Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?"
by Alfred G. Cuzán

Reflections on Legal Polycentrism
by Gerard Casey

A Pure Libertarian Theory of Immigration
by Jan Krepelka

An Austrian Reexamination of Recent Thoughts on the Rise and Collapse of Societies
by John Brätland

The Negative Homesteading Theory: Rejoinder to Walter Block on Human Body Shields
by Carl Jakobsson

The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Libertarianism is Unique and Belongs Neither to the Right nor the Left: A Critique of the Views of Long, Holcombe, and Baden on the Left, Hoppe, Feser, and Paul on the Right
by Walter Block

A Critique of the Austrian Approach to Holistic Concepts
by Gustavo Marqués

Immigrants: Intruders or Guests?: A Reply to Hoppe and Kinsella
by Albert Esplugas and Manuel Lora

Solidarity Forever: The Power Invested in Worker Collectives Under United States Law
by Brian Shea

Orwell's Despair: Nineteen Eighty-four and The Critique of the Teleocratic State
by Kenneth B. McIntyre

The Territorial Assumption: Rationale for Conquest
by Carl Watner

Reply to Block on Libertarianism is Unique
by Edward Feser

Freedom and Prosperity in Liechtenstein: A Hoppean Analysis
by Andrew Young

Is There a Distinct and Valid Libertarian Form of Historical Understanding?
by Gene Callahan

I. Joy
by Daniel B. Klein

How the Peace Was Lost: Ignoring the Presidential Oath in 1964 and 2002–2003
by Kenneth Michael White

Mark Twain's Little Societies of Exchange
by Jeffrey Tucker

A Review Essay of Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement by Brian Doherty
by Joseph T. Salerno

Should the Government Regulate Insider Trading?
by Alexandre Padilla

Two Irreconcilable Theories of Justice: Social Engineering vs. Ethics of Property
by Laurent Carnis

Gary Becker on Free Banking
by Ludwig van den Hauwe

John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig von Mises on Probability
by Ludwig van den Hauwe

Free Rider Problems in Insurance-Based Private Defense
by Robert Danneskjöld

Terri Schiavo
by Walter Block

Illiberal Libertarians: Why Libertarianism Is Not a Liberal View, and a Good Thing Too; Reply to Samuel Freeman
by Walter Block

How Not to Defend the Market: A Critique of Easton, Miron, Bovard, Friedman and Boudreaux
by Walter Block

Hoppe, Kinsella and Rothbard II on Immigration: A Critique
by Walter Block

The Human Body Shield
by Walter Block

Rejoinder to Murphy and Callahan on Hoppe's Argumentation Ethics
by Walter Block

Rejoinder to Kinsella and Tinsley on Incitement, Causation, Aggression and Praxeology
by Walter Block

Toward a Libertarian Theory of Guilt and Punishment for the Crime of Statism
by Walter Block

Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe
by Walter Block

Review of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan
by Walter Block

Reply to Hellmer on Sweatshops
by Walter Block

Anarchism and Minarchism; No Rapprochement Possible: Reply to Tibor Machan
by Walter Block

Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration
by Walter Block

Volume 21, no. 4 (Winter 2007)

Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Publication of Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged at Fifty
by Barbara Brandn

Mises and Rothbard Letters to Ayn Rand
by Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard

Romanticism and Modern Fiction
by Murray Rothbard

Atlas Shrugged and the Importance of Dramatizing Our Values
by Geoffrey Allan Plauché

Money is the Product of Virtue: Tensions in Rand's Invocation of Market Success
by Jennifer Baker


If Men Were Angels: The Basic Analytics of the State versus Self-Government
by Robert Higgs

Rawlsian Investment Rules for "Intergenerational Equity"
by John Brätland

Toward an A Piori Theory of International Relations
by Mark R. Crovelli

Evolution and the Rule of Law: Hayek's Concept of Liberal Order Reconsidered
by Frank Daumann

Bastiat's "The Broken Window": A Critique
by Louis Carabini

Volume 21, no. 3 (Fall 2007)


Who's to Say What's Right or Wrong?: People Who Have Ph.D.s in Philosophy, That's Who
by Richard Sharvy

On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe
by Anthony Gregory and Walter Block

An Alleged Contradiction in Nozick's Entitlement Theory
by Anna-Karin Andersson

Raymond Aron and the Intellectuals: Arguments Supportive of Libertarianism
by James R. Garland

Gray's Progress: From Liberalisms to Enlightenment's Wake
by Jeremy Shearmur

Review Essay:

The Death and Life of a Reluctant Urban Icon
Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary
by Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Reviewed by Pierre Desrochers

Book Review:

Medieval Schools: From Roman Britain to Renaissance England
by Nicholas Orme
Reviewed by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Volume 21, no. 2 (Summer 2007)


The Costs of Public Income Redistribution and Private Charity
by James Rolph Edwards

Democracy in America and the Possibilities for Law without the State
by Brian Smith

The Limits of Jacksonian Liberalism: Individualism, Dissent, and the Gospel of Andrew According to Lysander Spooner
by Raymond James Krohn

The Kelo Decision and the Fourteenth Amendment
by Laurence M. Vance

Eminent Domain and Economic Development: The Mill Acts and the Origins of Laissez-Faire Constitutionalism
by David M. Gold

Book Reviews:

Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime
edited by Alexander Tabarrock
Reviewed by Daniel J.  D'Amico

The Law of the Somalis: A Stable Foundation for Economic Development in the Horn of Africa
by Michael van Notten, edited by Spencer Heath MacCollum
Reviewed by Norbert Lennartz

Volume 21, no. 1 (Spring 2007)

Symposium: Market, Anarchism, Pro and Con

Roderick T. Long

Nozick's Failed Defense of the Just State
Eric Roark

Is Government Really Inevitable?
Randall G. Holcombe

Rejoinder to Holcombe on the Inevitability of Government
by Walter Block

Anarchism and Minarchism; No Rapprochement Possible: Reply to Tibor Machan
by Walter Block

Defining Government, Begging the Question: An Answer to Walter Block's Reply
by Tibor R. Machan

Contra Anarcho-Capitalism
by Jordan Schneider

Anarchy Defended: Reply to Schneider
by Roderick T. Long

Volume 20, no. 4 (Fall 2006)


Rothbard as a Political Philosopher
by Marcu Verhaegh

Wresting Land From the Sea: An Argument Against Public Goods Theory
by Philipp Bagus

Re-Reading Thomson: Thomson's Unanswered Challenge
by John R. Hamilton

Communism and the Ironic Value of Property in Italian Neo-Realist Cinema
by Michael Warkins

Book Reviews:

Catastrophe: Risk and Response
by Richard Posner
Reviewed by J.H. Huebert

From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government
by Randall G. Holcombe
Reviewed by Ludwig M.P. van den Hauwe

Nobility and Civility: Asian Ideals of Leadership and the Common Good
by William T. de Bary
Realms of Freedom in Modern China
by William C. Kirby
Reviewed by Leigh Kathryn Jenco

Volume 20, no. 3 (Summer 2006)


Fallacies in the Theories of the Emergence of the State
by Bertrand Lemennicier

Without Firing a Single Shot: Societal Defense and Voluntaryist Resistance
by Carl Watner

The Cultural Degradation of Universal Education: The Educational Views of Robert Lewis Dabney
by Barry D. Simpson

Fanatical, Not Reasonable: A Short Correspondence Between Walter Block and Milton Friedman
by Walter Block

Book Reviews:

In Defence of the Realm: The Place of Nations in Classical Liberalism
by David Conway
Reviewed by J.C. Lester

The Multiculturalism of Fear
by Jacob Levy
Reviewed by Marcus Verhaegh

Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws
by Andrew P. Napolitano
Reviewed by William L. Anderson

Volume 20, no. 2 (Spring 2006)


Is The Wealth of Nations' Third Duty of the Sovereign Compatible with Laissez-Faire?
by Valentin Petkantchin

Radio Free Rothbard
by B.K. Marcus

Hans-Hermann Hoppe's Argumentation Ethic: A Critique
by Robert P. Murphy and Gene Callahan

Review Essay:

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
Reviewed by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Book Reviews:

The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progress Era
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
Reviewed by Samuel Bostaph

Ayn Rand
by Tibor Machan
Reviewed by Robert Bass

Volume 20, no. 1 (Winter 2006)

Symposium: Studies in Mutualist Political Economy

by Roderick T. Long

The Spooner-Tucker Doctrine: An Economist's View
by Murray N. Rothbard

The Labor Theory of Value: A Critique of Carson
by Robert P. Murphy

Kevin Carson as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
by Walter Block.

Freedom Is Slavery: Laissez-Faire Capitalism Is Government Intervention: A Critique of Kevin Carson
by George Reisman

Land-Locked: A Critique of Carson on Property Rights
by Roderick T. Long.

Carson's Rejoinders
by Kevin A. Carson

Volume 19, no. 4 (Fall 2005)


Democratizing the Middle East: A Conservative Perspective?
by Alexander J. Groth

It's the Economy, Stupid: Rudy Guiliani, the Wall Street Prosecutions, and the Recession of 1990–91
by William L. Anderson and Candice E. Jackson

The Corporation at Issue, Part II: A Critique of Robert Hessen's In Defense of the Corporation and Proposed Conditions for Private Incorporation
by Piet-Hein van Eeghen

Susette Kelo, et al. v. City of New London, Connecticut
by Joseph F. Becker


Libertarianism and Legitimacy: A Reply to Huebert
by Randy E. Barnett

No Duty to Obey the State: Reply to Barnett
by J.H. Huebert

Book Reviews:

Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-communism in 1940s Hollywood
by Robert Mayhew
Reviewed by Stephen Cox

Faith and Liberty: The Economic Thought of the Late Scholastics
by Alejandro A. Chafuen
Reviewed by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Volume 19, no. 3 (Summer 2005)


Is “Malinvestment” Enough to Go Bust?
by Enrico Colombatto

Establishing Government Accountability in The Anti-sweatshop Campaign: Toward a Logical, Activist Approach to Improving the Working Conditions of the Poor
by Ellennita Muetze Hellmer

The Corporation at Issue, Part I: The Clash of Classical Liberal Values and the Negative Consequences for Capitalist Practices
by Piet-Hein Van Eeghen

Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe
by Walter Block

A Comment on Colin Williams's Arguments against Spooner
by Jan Narveson

Book Reviews:

Review of The Debates of Liberty: An Overview of Individualist Anarchism, 1881–1908
by Wendy McElroy
Reviewed by Robert Bass

Review of On Nozick
by Edward Feser
Reviewed by J.C. Lester

Volume 19, no. 2 (Spring 2005)


Common Property in Anarcho-Capitalism
by Randall G. Holcombe

Is Lookism Unjust?: The Ethics of Aesthetics and Public Policy Implications
by Louis Tietje and Steven Cresap

The Habermasian Moment
by Paul Gottfried

Quod Omnes Tangit: Consent Theory in the Radical Libertarian Tradition in the Middle Ages
by Carl Watner

Archipelagos of Educational Chaos
by Benjamin Marks

Book Review:

Review of Restoring the Lost Constitution
by Randy E. Barnett
Reviewed by J.H. Huebert

Volume 19, no. 1 (Winter 2005)


Rothbard's Time on the Left
by John Payne

Anderson, Hazlitt, and the Quantity Theory of Money
by Jude Blanchette

Merchants of Death Revisited: Armaments, Bankers, and the First World War
by T. Hunt Tooley

Rejoinder to Caplan on Bayesian Economics
by Walter Block

Book Review:

Benjamin Constant: Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments
Edited by Étienne Hoffman, translated by Dennis O'Keefe
Reviewed by Gary M. Galles

Volume 18, no. 4 (Fall 2004)


William Graham Sumner: Against Democracy, Plutocracy, and Imperialism
by H.A. Scott Trask

Sovereignty, International Law, and the Triumph of Anglo-American Cunning
by Joseph R. Stromberg

Book Review:

Review of Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Volume 18, no. 3 (Summer 2004)


Contra Spooner
by Colin Williams

Kant and Property Rights
by Marcus Verhaegh

Legal Tender Laws and Fractional-Reserve Banking
by Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Dehomogenizing Mises’s Monetary Theory
by Nikolay Gertchev

Self-Ownership, Abortion, and the Rights of Children: Toward a More Conservative Libertarianism
by Edward Feser

Volume 18, no. 2 (Spring 2004)


Against Libertarian Legalism: A Comment on Kinsella and Block
by Frank van Dun

Reply to "Against Libertarian Legalism" by Frank van Dun
by Walter Block

Natural Law and the Jurisprudence of Freedom
by Frank van Dun

Reply to Van Dun: Non-aggression and Title Transfer
by Stephan Kinsella

Reply to Frank van Dun’s "Natural Law and the Jurisprudence of Freedom"
by Walter Block

Praxeology as Law and Economics
by Josef Šima

Volume 18, no. 1 (Winter 2004)


Mises versus Weber on Bureaucracy and Sociological Method
by William P. Anderson

Life, Liberty, and ...: Jefferson on Property Rights
by Luigi Marco Bassani

Book Review:

Globalization and its Discontents
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Reviewed by Enrico Colombatto

Volume 17, no. 4 (Fall 2003)


The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment
by Spencer Heath MacCallum

Do Pessimistic Assumptions about Human Behavior Justify Government?
by Benjamin Powell and Christopher Coyne

The Constitutional Right of Secession in Political Theory and History
by Andrei Kreptul

Book Review:

Escape from Leviathan: Liberty, Welfare, and Anarchy Reconciled
by J.C. Lester
Reviewed by David Gordon and Roberta A. Modugno

Volume 17, no. 3 (Summer 2003)


Consent, Sex, and the Prenatal Rapist: A Brief Reply to McDonagh's Suggested Revision of Roe v. Wade
by Francis J. Beckwith and Steven D. Thomas

Modeling Hypothetical Consent
by Mikko Wennberg

Austro-Libertarian Themes in Early Confucianism
by Roderick T. Long

Against Libertarian Legalism: A Comment on Kinsella and Block
by Frank van Dun

Volume 17, no. 2 (Spring 2003)


Free Exchange and Ethical Decisions
by Sorin Cucerai

A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, and Inalienability
by N. Stephan Kinsella

Toward a Libertarian Theory of Inalienability: A Critique of Rothbard, Barnett, Smith, Kinsella, Gordon, and Espstein
by Walter Block

Book Review:

School Choices: True and False
by John Merrifield
Reviewed by Laurence M. Vance

Volume 17, no. 1 (Winter 2003)


Economics, Politics, and the Coming Collapse of the Elderly Welfare State
by James Rolph Edwards

Hayek on Tradition
by Edward Feser

Facts and Counterfactuals in Economic Law
Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Book Review:

Reinventing Justice: The American Drug Court Movement
by James L. Nolan, Jr.
Reviewed by Bruce Benson

Volume 16, no. 4 (Fall 2002)

Symposium: Chicago versus the Free Market

by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Henry Simons is Not a Supporters of Free Enterprise
by Walter Block

Milton Friedman Unraveled
by Murray Rothbard

George Stigler and the Myth of Efficient Government
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Undermining Property Rights: Coase and Becker
by Gary North

Douglass C. North and Non-Marxist Institutional Determinism
by Joseph R. Stromberg

Volume 16, no. 3 (Summer 2002)


The Firm in a Free Society: Following Bastiat's Insights
by Pascal Salin

The Impossibility of the State
by Leonard Brewster

All Government is Excessive: A Rejoinder to Dwight Lee's "In Defense of Excessive Government"
by Walter Block


Locke, Hobbes, and the UD: Comment on van Dun
by Paul Gottfried

Reply to Gottfried
by Frank van Dun

Book Reviews:

Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism
by Chris Sciabarra
Reviewed by Joseph R. Stromberg

The Faces of Janus: Marxism and Fascism in the Twentieth Century
by A. James Gregor
Reviewed by T. Hunt Tooley

Volume 16, no. 2 (Spring 2002)

Symposium: Federalism, War, and Reconstruction: Antecedents and Consequences of the War Between the States

Symposium Introduction
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Paul to Jeremiah: Calhoun's Abandonment of Nationalism
by K.R. Constantine Gutzman

Calhoun, Sectional Conflict, and Modern America
by H. Lee Cheek, Jr.

A Moral Accounting of the Union and the Confederacy
by Donald W. Livingston

A Plain Folk Perspective on Reconstruction, State-Building, Ideology, and Economic Spoils
by Joseph R. Stromberg

The Consolidation of State Power via Reconstruction, 1865–1890
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Volume 16, no. 1 (Winter 2002)


Nationalism and Liberalism: Friends or Foes?
by David Conway

European Unification as the New Frontier of Collectivism: The Case for Competitive Federalism and Polycentric Law
by Carlo Lottieri

The European Union's American Pedigree: Lessons from the Other Side of the Atlantic
by Myles B. Kantor

From the Bosom of Communism to the Central Control of EU Planners
Josef Šima

Natural Order, the State, and the Immigration Problem
Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Book Reviews:

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
by Hernando de Soto
Reviewed by Gabriel Calzada Álvarez

Ethics as Social Science: The Moral Philosophy of Social Cooperation
by Leland B. Yeager
Reviewed by Robert P. Murphy

Volume 15, no. 4 (Fall 2001)


Human Dignity: Reason or Desire? Natural Rights versus Human Rights
by Frank van Dun

The American Militia and the Origin of Conscription: A Reassessment
by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Patents and Copyrights: Do the Benefits Exceed the Costs?
by Julio H. Cole

Book Reviews:

Walter Lippmann and the American Century
by Ronald Steel
Reviewed by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

In Restraint of Trade: The Business Campaign Against Competition, 1918–1938
by Butler Shaffer
Reviewed by Robert P. Murphy

Volume 15, no. 3 (Summer 2001)


Natural Law, Liberalism, and Christianity
by Frank van Dun

Constitutional Economics and The Calculus of Consent
by Walter Block and Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The Role of State Monopoly Capitalism in the American Empire
by Joseph R. Stromberg

The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited
by Mark Thornton and Chetley Weise

Volume 15, no. 2 (Spring 2001)

Symposium: Applications of Libertarian Legal Theory

Against Intellectual Property
by N. Stephan Kinsella

Toward a Libertarian Theory of Blackmail
by Walter Block

The Rise and Fall of Jury Nullification
by James Ostrowski

Volume 15, no. 1 (Fall 2000)

Symposium: Ideology, Action, and the Proper Role of Government

Monarchy and War
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

Self-Ownership and Consent: The Contractarian Liberalism of Richard Overton
by Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard

The Schism between Individualist and Communist Anarchism in the Nineteenth Century
by Wendy McElroy

Volume 14, no. 2 (Summer 2000)

Publisher's Note
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.


A Laissez-Faire Fable of the Czech Republic
by Josef Šima and Dan Stastny

Prejudice is Free, but Discrimination has Costs
by Steven Farron

Book Reviews:

Eight Steps toward Libertarianism
by Joseph S. Fulda
Reviewed by Walter Block

To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice
by Bruce Benson
Reviewed by Mark Thornton

Volume 14, no. 1 (Winter 1998–99)

Symposium: Security, Defense, Law, and Order

Maatskappy, State, and Empire: A Pro-Boer Revision
by Joseph R. Stromberg

The Private Production of Defense
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Market Chosen Law
by Edward Stringham

Inalienability and Punishment: A Reply to George Smith
by N. Stephan Kinsella

Private Police: A Note
Patrick Tinsley


Sociological Theory in the Shadow of Durkheim's Revolt against Economics
by Kenneth H. Mackintosh

How Philosophical Errors Impede Freedom
by Michael Levin

Review Essay:

White Male Privilege? A Social Construct for Political Oppression
by Hugh Murray

Volume 13, no. 2 (Summer 1998)

Symposium: Immigration

Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration?
by Julian L. Simon

A Libertarian Argument Against Open Borders
by John Hospers

A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration
by Walter Block

A Libertarian Theory of Free Immigration
Jesús Huerta de Soto

Immigration Into a Free Society
by Tibor Machan

The Sanctuary Society and Its Enemies
by Gary North

The Case for Free Trade and Restricted Immigration
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Volume 13, no. 1 (Summer 1997)


Adam Smith, Justice, and the System of Natural Liberty
by Gary M. Anderson

The Poet as Economist: Shelly's Critique of Paper Money and the British National Debt
by Paul Cantor

Laissez Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School
by Gregory Bresiger

Political Unification: A Generalized Progression Theorem
by Jörg Guido Hülsmann

From Theory to Reality: Barriers Confronting Libertarians
by Raimondo Cubeddu

Book Reviews:

Libertarianism—A Primer
by David Boaz

Libertarianism: A Reader
edited by David Boaz

What Is Means to Be a Libertarian
by Charles Murray

Reviewed by Jeffrey Tucker

Libertarian Literature Review
Edited by N. Stephan Kinsella

Volume 12, no. 2 (Fall 1996)


Origins of the Welfare State in America
by Murray Rothbard

Liberalism versus Democracy
by Paul Gottfried

The Epoch of National Socialism
by Karlheinz Weissman

Why Race Matters: A Preview
by Michael Levin

New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian Rights Theory
by N. Stephan Kinsella

Hayek's Road to Serfdom
by Walter Block

Libertarian Literature Review
Edited by N. Stephan Kinsella

Volume 12, no. 1 (Spring 1996)

Dedicated to the Memory of Murray N. Rothbard

From the Editors


Mises on Fascism, Democracy, and Other Questions
by Ralph Raico

Might versus Right
by Larry Eshelman

Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach
by N. Stephan Kinsella

Restitution in Theory and Practice
by Bruce L. Benson

Murray N. Rothbard as a Critic of Socialism
by Yuri Maltsev

Millenialism and the Progressive Movement
by Gary North

The Fall and Rise of Puritanical Policy in America
by Mark Thornton

Some Comments on the Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement
by Ronald Hamowy

In Defense of Extreme (Fallibilistic) Apriorism
by Barry Smith

Volume 11, no. 2 (Summer 1995)


Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States
by Murray N. Rothbard

Socialism and "Social" Justice
by Antony Flew

The Political Economy of Monarchy and Democracy, and the Idea of a Natural Order
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Frogs' Legs, Shared Ends and the Rationality of Politics
by Anthony de Jasay

Printed title Rationalism, Legislation, and Law was in error. Actual title: Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society
by N. Stephan Kinsella

Volume 11, no. 1 (Fall 1994)


Nations by Consent: Decomposing the Nation-State
by Murray N. Rothbard

Secession Reconsidered
by Robert W. McGee

Woodrow Wilson's Defeat in Yugoslavia: The End of a Multicultural Utopia
by Tomislav Sunic

Third Thoughts on Contracting Out
by Bruce L. Benson

The Political Economy of the Antifederalists
by James P. Philbin

The Intellectual Standards of Adam Smith's Day
by Salim Rashad

Libertarianism and Libertinism
by Walter Block

Volume 10, no. 2 (Fall 1992)

John T. Flynn: Exemplar of the Old Right
by Justin Raimondo

The Sovereign State at Bay
by Paul Gottfried

The Child Labor Amendment Debate of the 1920s: or, Catholics and Mugwumps and Farmers
by Bill Kaufman

Rashid and Adam Smith: In Need of Proof
by James C.W. Ahiakpor

Adam Smith and Neo-Plagiarism: A Reply
by Salim Rashid

Review, Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies
by George H. Smith
Reviewed by David Gordon

Cumulative Index to The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Volume 1–10

Volume 10, no. 1 (Fall 1991)

On Liberal and Democratic Nationhood
by Paul Gottfried

Introduction to the French Edition of Ethics of Liberty
by Murray N. Rothbard

The Cultural Thought of Ludwig von Mises
by Jeffrey A. Tucker

Reciprocal Exchange as the Basis for Recognition of Law: Examples from American History
by Bruce L. Benson

An Austrian Perspective on Some Leading Jacksonian Monetary Theorists
by James P. Philbin

Levin on Feminism and Freedom
by Walter Block

Volume 9, no. 2 (Fall 1990)

Adam Smith's Acknowledgements: Neo-Plagiarism and the Wealth of Nations
by Salim Rashid

Customary Law with Private Means of Resolving Disputes and Dispensing Justice: A Description of a Modern System of Law and Order Without State Coercion
by Bruce L. Benson

Concepts of the Role of Intellectuals in Social Change toward Laissez Faire
by Murray N. Rothbard

Politics After a Nuclear Crisis
by Brian Martin

Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Corporate Raiders and Junk-Car Dealers: Economics and Politics of the Merger Controversy
by James Rolph Edwards

Wilsonianism: The Legacy that Won't Die
by Paul Gottfried

Volume 9, no. 1 (Winter 1989)

Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies: Law without Government
by Bruce L. Benson

Fallacies of the Public Good Theory and the Production of Security
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police
by David Osterfeld

The Philosophy of Freedom
by Antony Flew

World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals
by Murray N. Rothbard

Volume 8, no. 2 (Summer 1987)

Hayek's Theory of Cultural Group Selection
by David Ramsay Steele

Social Science: Making Visible the Invisible Hands
by Antony Flew

Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule and the Anti-Corn-Law League
by Richard F. Spall, Jr.

Moral Development and Critiques of Anarchism
by Steven A. Peterson

Technological Change and the Profit Motive
by Barry W. Poulson

The Intergenerational Invisible Hand: A Comment on Sartorius's "Government Regulation and Intergenertational Justice"
by Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.

An Integration of The Wealth of Nations: The Theory of Moral Sentiments
by Jeffrey M. Herbener

Free Thought and Free Trade: The Analogy Between Scientific and Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes
by Pamela J. Brown

"All Mankind Is One": The Libertarian Tradition in Sixteenth Century Spain
by Carl Watner

The Anti-Interventionism of Herbert Hoover
by Justus D. Doenecke

Volume 8, no. 1 (Winter 1986)

The Concept of "Nature" in Liberal Political Thought
by Norman Barry

Ayn Rand: Theory versus Creative Life
by Stephen Cox

Enforced Equality Or—Justice?
by Antony Flew

Nozick and the Individualist Anarchist
by Fredric C. Young

The Philosophy of Immigration
by James L. Hudson

Tax Rate vs. Tax Base: A Public Choice Perspective on the Consequences for the Growth of Government
by Roy E. Cordato and Sheldon L. Richman

Lord Townshend and the Influence of Moral Philosohy on Laissez Faire
by Salim Rashid

Guns for Protection, and Other Private Sector Responses to the Government's Failure to Control Crime
by Bruce L. Benson

"Oh, Ye Are For Anarchy!": Consent Theory in the Radical Liberation Tradition
by Carl Watner

Explaining the Antiwar Movement, 1939–1941: The Next Assignment
by Justus D. Doenecki

Volume 7, no. 2 (Fall 1983)

Richard Cantillon—Banker and Economists
by Antoin E. Murphy

Richard Cantillon
by F.A. Hayek. Trans. Micheál Ó Súilleabháin

Cantillon's Essai: A Current Perspective
by Vincent J. Tarascio

Richard Cantillon—A Man of His Time: A Comment on Tarascio
by David O'Mahony

Was Richard Cantillon an Austrian Economist?
by Robert F. Hébert

Professor Hébert on Entrepreneurship
by Murray N. Rothbard

West's "Cantillon and Adam Smith": A Comment
by Roger W. Garrison

Richard Cantillon and the French Economists: Distinctive French Contributions to J.B. Say
by Leonard P. Liggio

The Influence of Cantillon's Essai on the Methodology of J.B. Say: A Comment on Liggio
by Joseph T. Salerno

Volume 7, no. 1 (Spring 1983)

Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads
by Walter Block

G. Stanley Hall: A Priestly Prophet of a New Dispensation
by Clarence J. Karier

The Public School Movement vs. the Libertarian Tradition
by Joel Spring

Ayn Rand and the Is-Ought Problem
by Patrick M. O'Neil

The Natural Rights Debate: A Comment on a Reply
by David Osterfeld

In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O'Neil and Osterfeld
by Douglas J. Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen

Land-Use Planning: Implications of the Economic Calculation Debate
E.C. Pasour, Jr.

Social Contract as a Basis of Norms: A Critique
by Tibor R. Machan

Libertarians and Indians: Proprietary Justice and Aboriginal Land Rights
by Carl Watner

The Literature of Isolationism, 1972–1983: A Bibliographical Guide
by Justus D. Donecke

Volume 6, nos. 3 and 4 (Summer/Fall 1982)

American Isolationism, 1939–1941
by Justus D. Doenecke

Ambivalence, Ambiguity, and Contradiction: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Nonviolence
by Richard O. Curry and Lawrence B. Goodhart

An Economic Analysis of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, the Wagner Act, and the Labor Representation Industry
by Morgan O. Reynolds

Substantive Due Process and Labor Law
by Barry W. Poulson

Could There Be Universal Natural Rights?
by Antony Flew

The Proprietary Theory of Justice in the Libertarian Tradition?
by Carl Watner

Fishkin on Nozick's Absolute Rights
by Tibor Machan

Religion, Morality, and American Politics
by Richard Jensen

"Let the People See": Reflections on Ethnoreligious Forces in American Politics
by Joel H. Sibley

Religion, Politics, and the American Polity: A Dynamic View of Relationships
by Paul Kleppner

The Opponents of Public Education: New York State, 1870–1880
by Gerard Postiglione

Volume 6, no. 2 (Spring 1982)

Retribution and Restitution: A Synthesis
by Peter J. Ferrara

The Hayekian Model of Government in an Open Society
by Ronald Hamowy

A Matter of Degree, Not Principle: The Founding of the American Liberty League
by Sheldon L. Richman

Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty
by Jonathan Mendilow

Left Hegelianism, Arab Nationalism, and Labor Zionism
by Stephen P. Halbrook

Volume 6, no. 1 (Winter 1982)

Edwin M. Borchard, John Bassett Moore, and Opposition to American Intervention in World War II
by Justus D. Doenecke

Country Ideology, Republicanism, and Libertarianism: The Thought of John Taylor of Caroline
by Joseph R. Stromberg

Efficiency vs. Ethics: Which Is the Proper Decision Criterion in Law Case?
by Roger A. Arnold

The English Individualists as They Appear in Liberty
by Carl Watner

Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part III
by David M. Hart

Volume 5, no. 4 (Fall 1981)

Human Choice and Historical Inevitability
by Antony Flew

The Alienation of a Home-land: How Palestine Became Israel
by Stephen P. Halbrook

Law and Liberty: A Comparison of Hayek and Bastiat
by J.A. Dorn

Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part II
by Bruce L. Benson

The Free Rider as a Basis for Government Intervention
by E.C. Pasour, Jr.

Volume 5, no. 3 (Summer 1981)

The Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises
by Murray N. Rothbard

Liberal Traditions in Polish Political Thought
by Rett R. Ludwikowski

Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition: Part I
by David M. Hart

The Culture of Individual Anarchism in Late Nineteenth-Century America
by Wendy McElroy

A Note on Corruption by Public Officials: The Black Market for Property Rights
by Bruce L. Benson

The "Criminal" Metaphor in the Libertarian Tradition
by Carl Watner

The Anti-war Abolitionists: The Peace Movement's Split over the Civil War
by Sheldon L. Richman

The Nearly Invisible Invisible Hand
by Rex L. Cottle and Myles S. Wallace

Volume 5, no. 2 (Spring 1981)

Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation
by George H. Smith

Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist
by Robert L. Carneiro

The Dynamics and Dialectics of Capitalism
by Robert G. Perrin

Volume 5, no. 1 (Winter 1981)

An Economic Critique of Socialism

Introduction: An Economic Critique of Socialism
by Don Lavoie

Posing the Problem: The Impossibility of Economic Calculation under Socialism
by David Ramsay Steele

Market Socialism: A Subjectivist Evaluation
by Robert Bradley, Jr.

A Critique of the Standard Account of the Socialist Calculation Debate
by Don Lavoie

War Communism to NEP: The Road from Serfdom
by Sheldon L. Richman

The Failure of Bolshevism and Its Aftermath
by David Ramsay Steele

Volume 4, no. 4 (Fall 1980)

Hayek and Institutional Evolution
by Roger A. Arnold

F.A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics
by Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.

Moral Relativism as a Foundation for Natural Rights
by Gilbert Harman

Relativism and Rights: A Reply to Harman
Loren E. Lomasky

Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free
by Christopher W. Morris

The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government
by Roy E. Cordado

"Come What, Come Will!" Richard Overton, Libertarian Leveller
by Carl Watner

Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual
by Ann Caldwell Butler

Volume 4, no. 3 (Summer 1980)

Empire or Liberty: The Antifederalists and Foreign Policy, 1787–1788
by Jonathan Marshall

Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism
by John Hospers

Comment on Hospers
by David Gordon

Authority: H.L.A. Hart and the Problem with Legal Positivism
by Candace J. Groudine

Ludwig von Mises and Natural Law: A Comment on Professor Gonce
by Murray N. Rothbard

Congestion and Road Pricing
by Walter Block

Internal Inconsistencies in Arguments for Government: Nozick, Rand, and Hospers
by David Osterfeld

Volume 4, no. 2 (Spring 1980)

F.A. Hayek on Liberty and Tradition
by John N. Gray

Harold J. Laski: The Liberal Manqué or Lost Libertarian?
by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.

A Rationale for Punishment
by J. Charles King

King on Punishment: A Comment
by Murray N. Rothbard

Stork Markets: An Analysis of "Baby-Selling"
by Lawrence A. Alexander and Lyla H. O'Driscoll

Intelligence and Ethics: The CIA's Covert Operations
by David Canon

In Favorem Libertatis: The Life and Work of Granville Sharp
by Carl Watner

Volume 4, no 1 (Winter 1980)

Boom and Bust: The Political Economy of Economic Disorder
by Richard E. Wagner

Libertarians and the Authoritarian Personality
by J.J. Ray

Specialization and the Division of Labor in the Social Thought of Plato and Rousseau
by Williams M. Evers

A Groundwork for Rights: Man's Natural End
by Douglas B. Rasmussen

Natural Right in the Political Philosophy of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
by William O. Reichert

Pareto Optimality, External Benefits and Public Goods: A Subjectivist Approach
by Barry P. Brownstein

Monopoly and Competition in Money
by James Rolph Edwards

Volume 3, no. 4 (Winter 1979)

Entrepreneurial Activity and American Economic Progress
by Jonathan Hughes

Conservation, "X-Inefficiency" and Efficient Use of Natural Resources
by E.C. Pasour, Jr.

Where They Stand: The Libertarian Party and Its Competition, 1968–1978
by Peter de Rosa

Justice Entrepreneurship in a Free Market
by George H. Smith

Comment on Smith
by Randy E. Barnett

Comment on Smith
by Steven Strasnick

Comment on Smith
by Robert L. Formaini

A Reply to Critics
by George H. Smith

Volume 3, no. 3 (Fall 1979)

A Spectre Is Haunting America: An Interpretation of Progressivism
by Alan Stone

William Graham Sumner: Critic of Progressive Liberalism
by Jonathan Marshall

Harman's Moral Relativism
by Loren E. Lomasky

Nonexcludability and Government: Financing of Public Goods
by Karl T. Fielding

The Radical Libertarian Tradition in Antislavery Thought
by Carl Watner

The Development of Municipal Fire Departments in the United States
by Annelise G. Anderson

Volume 3, no. 2 (Summer 1979)

The Lying Truths of Psychiatry
by Thomas S. Szasz

In Defense of the Misesian Theory of Interest
by Roger W. Garrison

Do We Really Get Out of Anarchy?
by Alfred G. Cuzán

Plato, Popper, and the Open Society: Reflections on Who Might Have the Last Laugh
by Henry B. Veatch

Those "Impossible Citizens": Civil Resistants in 19th Century New England
by Carl Watner

The Isolationists as Collectivist: Lawrence Dennis and the Coming of World War II
by Justus D. Doenecke

Free Market Transportation: Denationalizing the Roads
by Walter Block

Volume 3, no. 1 (1979)

Toward a Free Market Monetary System
by F.A. Hayek

An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West
by T. Anderson and P.J. Hill

The War for Southern Independence: A Radical Libertarian Perspective
by Joseph R. Stromberg

The Reform Mentality, War, Peace, and the National State: From the Progressives to Vietnam
by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.

The Early Development of Medical Licensing Law in the United States
by Ronald Hamowy

Volume 2, no. 4 (Winter 1978)

Law and the Liberal Society: F.A. Hayek's Constitution of Liberty
by Ronald Hamowy

Voluntaryism: The Political Thought of Auberon Herbert
by Eric Mack

John Locke and the Labor Theory of Value
by Karen I. Vaughn

Cost and Choice—Austrian vs. Conventional Views
by E.C. Pasour, Jr.

Benito Cereno and Legal Oppression: A Szaszian Interpretation
by M.E. Grenander

Principle and Expediency: The State Department and Palestine, 1948
by Justus D. Doenecke

Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry into the Public Education Dilemma
by Robert H. Chappell

The Monetary History of America to 1789: A Historiographical Essay
by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Volume 2, no. 3 (Fall 1978)

Pareto Optimality in Policy Espousal
by Leland B. Yeager

William Wollaston on Property Rights
by George H. Smith

Kropotkin's Ethics and the Public Good
by Williamson M. Evers

Against Nonlibertarian Natural Rights
by Tibor R. Machan

The Role of Personal Justice in Anarcho-capitalism
by Karl T. Fielding

Markets, True and False: The Case of Yugoslavia
by James A. Dorn

Felix Morely: An Old Fashioned Republication Critic of Statism and Interventionism
by Joseph R. Stromberg

Felix Morely and the Commonwealthman Tradition: The Country-party, Centralization and the American Empire
by Leonard P. Liggio

Volume 2, no. 2 (Summer 1978)

Toward a Theory of Legal Naturalism
by Randy E. Barnett

Rawls and Children
by William M. Evers

The "Right" To a Fair Trial
by Patrick Grim

The Negative Interest Rate: Toward a Taxonomic Critique
by Walter Block

Shackle: A Critical Sampling
by Don C. Lavoie

J.S. Mill: The Utilitarian Influence in the Demise of Laissez-Faire
by Ellen Frankel Paul

The Jacksonians, Banking, and Economic Theory: A Reinterpretation
by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

On the Parity of Groups
by William R. Havender

Stateless Society: Frech on Rothbard
by Karl R. Fielding

Pension Fund Socialism: A Critique
by Jean-Luc Miqué

Privatization of Municipally-Provided Services
by Lawrence H. White

Volume 2, no. 1 (Winter [Spring] 1978)

The Law of Omissions and Neglect of Children
by Williamson M. Evers

Hayek and Political Order: The Rule of Law
by William P. Baumgarth

Of Graver Import than History: Psychiatry in Fiction
by M.E. Grenander

The Social Analysis of Three Early 19th Century French Liberals: Say, Comte, and Dunoyer
by Mark Weinburg

Comment on the French Liberal School
by Joseph T. Salerno

Social Scientists, Schooling, and the Acculturation of Immigrants in 19th Century America
by Leonard P. Liggio and Joseph R. Peden

The Foreign Policy of the Old Right
by Murray N. Rothbard

Volume 1, no. 4 (Fall 1977)

Austrian Monopoly Theory—A Critique
by Walter Block

Bankruptcy as an Economic Intervention
by Lawrence H. White

Adam Smith: A Reappraisal
by Ellen Frankel Paul

Benjamin Tucker and his Periodical, Liberty
by Carl Watner

Democracy and Laissez Faire: The New York State Constitution of 1846
by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.

From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises
by Don C. Lavoie

Nozick, Anarachism and Procedural Rights
by Jeffrey Paul

Note on Anarchy, State, and Utopia
by James Dale Davidson

Volume 1, no. 3 (Summer 1977)

Charles Dunoyer and French Classical Liberalism
by Leonard P. Liggio

Classical Liberal Exploitation Theory: A Comment on Professor Liggio's Paper
by Ralph Raico

Social Contract: A Critique
bu William M. Evers

On Locke's Argument for Government
by David Suits

Political Freedom and Its Roots in Metaphysics
by Moshe Kroy

Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment
by Roy A. Childs, Jr.

The Revolution of Reason: Peter Gray, the Enlightenment, and the Amibiguities of Classical Liberalism
by Chris R. Tame

Medicine and the Crimination of Sin: "Self-abuse" in 19th Century America
by Ronald Hamowy

Volume 1, no. 2 (Spring 1977)

Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law
by Joseph R. Peden

Comments about the Mathematical Treatment of Economic Problems
by Ludwig von Mises

On Mathematical Thinking in Economics
by Bruno Leoni and Eugenio Frola

Coase and Demsetz on Private Property Rights
by Walter Block

Order without Law: Where Will Anarchists Keep the Madmen?
by John D. Sneed

Equality and Equal Opportunity
by Arnold W. Green

Spontaneous Order and the Coordination of Economic Activities
by Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.

Volume 1, no. 1 (Winter 1977)

by Murray N. Rothbard

Toward a Reformulation of the Law of Contracts
by Williamson M. Evers

Whither Anarchy? Has Robert Nozick Justified the State?
by Randy E. Barnett

The Invisible Hand Strikes Back
by Roy A. Childs, Jr.

The Free Market Model versus Government: A Reply to Nozick
by John T. Sanders

Robert Nozick and the Immaculate Conception of the State
by Murray N. Rothbard

Toward a Theory of State Capitalism: Ultimate Decision-making and Class Structure
by Walter E. Grinder and John Hagel III

The cumulative index to volumes 1–10 can be found here.

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