The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Reflections on Legal Polycentrism

AnarchyDecentralization and SecessionPlanningStrategy

02/13/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Much of the resistance to libertarian anarchic proposals stems from a genuine inability on the part of one’s audience to entertain such proposals as serious alternatives to the status quo.
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Restitution in Theory and Practice

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

04/19/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
State-centered ideas around crime focus on imprisonment and punishment. But a restitution-centered model would be much better for victims.
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Richard Cantillon: An Introduction

Capital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

09/22/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Jevons called Cantillon's Essai the "Cradle of Political Economy." It was one of the few books quoted by Adam Smith and it deserves reading by any serious thinker of political economy today.
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Richard Cantillon and the French Economists: Distinctive French Contributions of J.B. Say

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

11/21/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The late 17th century experienced a crisis in European thought which paralleled the Scientific Revolution and led to a revolution in economic thought.
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Reciprocal Exchange as the Basis for Recognition Of Law: Examples from American History

Free MarketsLegal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The literature of American legal history is primarily a history of federal and state governments, creating the false impression that these governments have produced and enforced all relevant law. Indeed, there seems to be a widely held belief that law and order could not exist in a society without...
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Role of Personal Justice in Anarcho-capitalism, The

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A criticism with which an anarcho-capitalist is usually assailed concerns the operation of free-market courts. How can the free market guard the interests of justice? Will not there be an incentive for a person to hire a relative (family bias) or to bribe a judge so as to receive a favorable...
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Richard Cantillon—Banker and Economist

BiographiesCalculation and KnowledgeMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper by Antoin E. Murphy reviews Richard Cantillion's life and works. Volume 7, Number 2 (1985)
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Rashid on Adam Smith: In Need of Proof

Monetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Salim Rashid (1990) purports to have established some facts about Adam Smith's scholarship, significant among which are (a) Smith's plagiarism, (b) the poor quality of Smith's arguments or ideas compared with those of his predecessors or contemporaries, and (c) Smith's inconsistent arguments...
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Relativism and Rights: A Reply to Harman

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Loren E. Lomasky gives his critique of Gilbert Harman's "Moral Relativism as a Foundation for Natural Rights" published in The Journal of Libertarian Studies . Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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Robert Nozick and the Immaculate Conception of the State

Big GovernmentMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (New York: Basic Books, 1974) is an "invisible hand" variant of a Lockean contractarian attempt to justify the State, or at least a minimal State confined to the functions of protection. Beginning with a free-market anarchist state of nature, Nozick...
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