The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Socialism and the Anarchy of Production

Socialism

01/24/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Why is it impossible for anyone to develop a comprehensive plan of production as a whole? This article explains, applying the conclusion to the experience of the Soviet Union.
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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/19/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Hayek was forced to conclude that the term "social justice" was "entirely empty and meaningless” and is generally used to assert a claim without giving a reason for it.
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Social Scientists, Schooling, and the Acculturation of Immigrants in 19th Century America

EducationMonopoly and Competition

09/12/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Public schools have always been central to government's ability to propagandize in favor of a single, homogenized, national system of government.
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Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
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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Some Comments on the Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement

The EnvironmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The following essay attempts to touch on one aspect of modern environmentalism and to examine it against the backdrop of the values associated with a truly liberal society. What I hope to do is to explore certain traits common to the rhetoric of the environmental movement that I find particularly...
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Shackle: A Critical Sampling

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The works of Shackle are a mixed bag. There is no better critique of the modern Neoclassical orthodoxy than his Epistemics and Economics and few worse analyses of Keynes than his essay "Keynes and the Nature of Human Affairs". We do not have a unified coherent body of thought but rather...
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Substantive Due Process and Labor Law

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Substantive due process refers to a judicial policy that substantively protects, under the due process clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, activities that are not elsewhere secured in the Constitution. With reference to the protection of economic liberties, the doctrine is referred to...
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Spontaneous Order and the Coordination of Economic Activities

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is an essay on the coordination of economic activities. It is exploratory and speculative, connecting arguments that I have made in several other places. The essay is an attempt to give a coherent picture of some of the theoretical and practical problems facing economists, as well as...
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Sovereign State at Bay

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Among serious readers of his work, Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) is known as an analyst of the European sovereign state. From the 1920s on he wrote extensively on this entity, examining the historical context that gave rise to it and the legal arrangements it incorporated. He viewed the sovereign state...
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Stateless Society: Frech on Rothbard

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Various members of the academic community have attempted to attack Murray Rothbard's political and economic theories. One attempt made by H. E. Frech III in "The Public Choice Theory of Murray N. Rothbard, A Modern Anarchist" is quite disappointing in that it deals very superficially with many...
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