The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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A Libertarian Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic

LawLibertarianismProperty Rights

11/06/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What is the correct analysis, from a libertarian point of view, of governmental action in the face of the coronavirus? Is the state justified in imposing quarantines or vaccines to cure this disease?
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A Defense of Natural Procedural Rights

LawProperty Rights

11/05/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Agents have rights to stop those who are violating their rights and to rectification when their rights are violated. But in pursuing these rights, agents may also have an obligation to inform others of the extent to which they are prepared to go in enforcing these rights.
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A Practical Approach to Legal-Pluralist Anarchism: Eugen Ehrlich, Evgeny Pashukanis, and Meaningful Freedom through Incremental Jurisprudential Change

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

12/30/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
John Hasnas has argued that anarchy must be achieved gradually. The way to Hasnian anarchy or minarchy lies in the application of case law to decrease state power.
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Anderson, Hazlitt, and the Quantity Theory of Money

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsMonetary Theory

05/22/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It was Benjamin Anderson who injected in Hazlitt a radical distaste of inflationary policies and paper money.
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A Libertarian Theory of Free Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

12/16/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The problems posed by free emigration and immigration often lead to confusion among libertarian theorists and lovers of freedom.
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Anti-Interventionism of Herbert Hoover

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
"We are passing through the most serious moment in the history of the world since the year 410 A.D.-the year of the fall of the Roman Empire and the capture of Rome by the barbarian king, Alaric." So commented Herbert Hoover on May 25, 1940, to the bar association of Nassau County, New York. German...
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An Economic Analysis of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, the Wagner Act, and the Labor Representation Industry

Legal SystemPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Economists have been relatively silent about the legislation from the 1930's which supports unionism and collective bargaining in the United States. A failure to apply economic analysis to the Norris-LaGuardia and Wagner acts has allowed a consensus about this legislation to develop among labor...
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Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry into the Public Education Dilemma

EducationTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will be primarily concerned with identification and documentation of the educational viewpoints espoused by the European anarchists of the nineteenth century. A second section will highlight the ideas of two of the prominent contemporary opponents of public schooling, Ivan Illich and the...
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A Laissez-Faire Fable of the Czech Republic

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is the task of this paper to describe what can happen to “a good cause” when it is “ineptly defended,” and to address the problem of the relationship between a verbal free-market support and advocacy in general on one hand, and practical political statements and policy measures adopted by these...
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A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper I will attempt to analyze laws limiting emigration, migration, and immigration from the libertarian perspective. I will defend the view that the totally free movement of goods, factors of production, money, and, most important of all, people, is part and parcel of this traditional...
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