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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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Intergenerational Invisible Hand: A Comment on Sartorius's "Government Regulation and Intergenerational Justice"

In "Government Regulation and Intergenerational Justice," Rolf Sartorius argues that some government regulation is justified in order to protect the rights of the unborn.' More than half of his paper is a discussion of the theory that views the only justifiable function of government...

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Pareto Optimality, External Benefits and Public Goods: A Subjectivist Approach

It will be argued in this paper that the external-benefits and public-goods arguments are incorrect and are due to a failure to consider all or the correct costs involved in the decision on whether the public sector should subsidize or provide the goods in question. The first part of this paper...

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Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty

The dislocation of established patterns of thought and behavior, under pressure of the kaleidoscopic changes that for convenience we often ascribe to the French and Industrial Revolutions, led many to turn nostalgically to the safety of precedent and custom. Others, however, looked forward...

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