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The Invisible Hand Strikes Back

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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07/30/2014Roy A. Childs

Surely one of the most significant occurrences on the intellectual scene during the past few years has been the emergence of a professor of philosophy at Harvard University as an eloquent and forceful spokesman for the doctrine of Libertarianism. Indeed, so much attention and praise has been lately showered upon the man, Robert Nozick, and his National Book-Award-winning treatise, Anarchy, State and Utopia, that all who uphold the doctrine of human liberty have been cheered.

Volume 1, Number 1 (1977)


Roy A. Childs

Roy A. Childs, Jr. (1949–1992) was a libertarian essayist and critic who counted among his early influences Ayn Rand, Ludwig von Mises, Rose Wilder Lane, and Robert LeFevre. In the 1960s, Childs became friends with Murray Rothbard, and Childs's controversial paper, "The Invisible Hand Strikes Back," was published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Libertarian Studies. In 1977 he became a research associate of the Center for Libertarian Studies.

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Childs, Roy A. "The Invisible Hand Strikes Back." Journal of Libertarian Studies 1, No.1 (1977): 23-33.