Journal of Libertarian Studies

A Pure Libertarian Theory of Immigration

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Immigration. The very use of the word is telling: since every immigrant is also an emigrant, why is the first term more frequently used? In the twentieth century, with the exception of countries under socialist regimes, it has typically been harder to move into a particular country than to leave it—but of course, since most of the earth is now under the control of states, leaving a country usually means having to be accepted into another.

Volume 22, Number 1 (2010)


Krepelka, Jan. “A Pure Libertarian Theory of Immigration.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 22, No. 1 (2010): 35–52.

All Rights Reserved ©
What is the Mises Institute?

The Mises Institute is a non-profit organization that exists to promote teaching and research in the Austrian School of economics, individual freedom, honest history, and international peace, in the tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard. 

Non-political, non-partisan, and non-PC, we advocate a radical shift in the intellectual climate, away from statism and toward a private property order. We believe that our foundational ideas are of permanent value, and oppose all efforts at compromise, sellout, and amalgamation of these ideas with fashionable political, cultural, and social doctrines inimical to their spirit.

Become a Member
Mises Institute