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The Marginal Efficiency of Capital: A Comment

January 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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Terri Schiavo

January 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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Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration

January 1, 2011
The present paper is the continuation of an intra-libertarian debate over immigration.

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22_1_38.pdf

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Contra Spooner

July 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

March 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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Why Race Matters: A Preview

February 26, 1996
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)

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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

May 22, 1977
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)

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Conservation, "X-Inefficiency" and Efficient Use of Natural Resources

The early conservation movement in the United States was initiated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 when he called together a conference of state governors. The premise of the conservation movement, sometimes pointed to as Roosevelt's most lasting achievement, was that natural resources are being...

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Guns for Protection, and Other Private Sector Responses to the Government's Failure to Control Crime

Several years ago, in an episode of "All in the Family ," Archie Bunker proposed a possible solution to the airline highjacking problem. He suggested that the government should arm all the passengers. Potential highjackers, fearing for their lives when confronted by a hundred or so armed...

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On Locke's Argument for Government

What requires explanation or justification depends on what is taken as being given: what comes into question depends on what one already believes. The inertia of one's present outlook - sometimes too hastily labeled by others as a bias - gives one a sense of commitment without which possible...

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