The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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The Ethics of Public Spending

LibertarianismTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is it justifiable to accept money from government? Almost always, say Jonathan Gress and Walter Block--but not for everyone.
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Libertarianism: A Fifty-Year Personal Retrospective

LibertarianismAustrian Economics Overview

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Mark Thornton provides a historical perspective on the growth of libertarianism, showing the limitations of the political path to liberty and the importance of the radical form of libertarianism.
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Stealing from Thieves

LibertarianismLegal System

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This note discusses the status of property that has been stolen from its rightful owners, in light of the NAP. The positions of Rothbard and Block are criticized.
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It Belongs to Me! A Libertarian Analysis of Property Rights in Nigeria

Property RightsPhilosophy and Methodology

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Analyzing property rights in Nigeria from a Rothbardian point of view shows that the major reason for poverty in Nigeria is governmental neglect and abuse of property rights.
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Spencer and Hayek’s Liberal Evolutionism, and Why It Should Omit the Nation-State

LiberalismPolitical Theory

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Evolutionary social theory can form part of a liberal theory of politics, but Hayek and Spencer's evolutionary arguments to explain the emergence of freedom in mass societies are deficient.
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The Populist Case for the Gold Standard

Monetary PolicyGold StandardOther Schools of Thought

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Monetary reform leading to a gold standard, which would solve numerous problems resulting from the present fiat money order, needs to become a populist issue to enjoy success.
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A Defense Against Attacks on Negative Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Negative liberty, which defines freedom exclusively in terms of independence of the individual from interference by others, is defended against contemporary philosophers Charles Taylor and Martha Nussbaum.
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Law Order vs. Lawyer Order: Analyzing the Development of Jury Independence

LawLegal System

05/27/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Feler Bose analyzes the evolution of jury independence, and assess the shift from law order to lawyer order.
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Enforced Equality or—Justice?

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

05/27/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The expression "social justice" does appear to be employed by a great many people as almost synonymous with the word "equality. " But if equality is the same thing as social justice, then social justice can't be justice at all.
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The Political Animal: Aristotelian Metaphysics for Austrian Schoolmen

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

05/26/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Metaphysical principles of political life discovered by Aristotle and clarified by Thomas Aquinas can provide a framework of political philosophy that is compatible with the Austrian school.
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