The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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The Right to Property

Property Rights

11/05/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The slave is a slave because his body is owned by someone else, and that owner is not the rightful owner. Slavery is theft, and theft is also slavery. Slavery exists wherever theft exists, and socialism is theft writ large.
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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

LibertarianismPhilosophyStrategy

11/05/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While the present democratic social order may be the technologically most advanced civilization, it most certainly is not the most advanced socially. The principal counterstrategy of recivilization must be a return to “normality” by means of decentralization.
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The Libertarian Legacy of the Old Right: Democracy and Representative Government

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/20/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What is the relationship between libertarianism and democracy? This article unveils a well-consolidated tradition of criticism of democracy within libertarian political philosophy.
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The Inescapability of Law, and of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

01/10/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Murray Rothbard Memorial Lecture, delivered at the 2019 Austrian Economics Research Conference, discusses anarchistic arguments against the classical liberal and social democratic conceptions of the state.
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The Heterodox "Fourth Paradigm" of Libertarianism: An Abstract Eleutherology Plus Critical Rationalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

01/02/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Untangling the libertarian concepts of interpersonal liberty, this article proposes a new paradigm of libertarianism to solve the old one's problems.
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The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government

11/09/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality than the accepted notion of perfect competition then an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached.
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The Development of Municipal Fire Departments in the United States

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

04/11/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For many years in London, firefighting was provided privately by insurance companies. Oddly enough, the Americans rejected this model for the far-more-politicized fire department model we know today.
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The Radical Libertarian Tradition in Antislavery Thought

World HistoryPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

04/10/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The radicals advocated the right of the slaves to rebel, either individually or en masse , and to resort to violence in their own self-defense, and to call on those outside the slave system to come to their assistance.
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The Hayekian Model of Government in an Open Society

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/23/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The central problem that confronts modern libertarian political theory is how to place limits on the number and kinds of intrusions in which government may engage — and how to ensure that it will confine itself to these limits.
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The Opponents of Public Education: New York State, 1870-1880

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

05/18/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Significant opposition surrounded the development of state supported public secondary and higher education in New York State throughout the latter nineteenth century.
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