The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Immigration Symposium

InterventionismPolitical Theory

06/03/2016The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There is no necessary connection between battling to curb immigration and rejecting key elements of the free market such as free trade.
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Cumulative Index to The Journal of Libertarian Studies Volumes 1-10

05/24/2016The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Cumulative Index
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The Impossibility of the State

Big GovernmentFree Markets

04/20/2016The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Leonard Brewster discusses how self-governance can be much more efficient than a formal governing class or state. Volume 16, Number 3 (2002)
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The Marginal Efficiency of Capital: A Comment

Financial MarketsBusiness Cycles

01/30/2015The Journal of Libertarian Studies
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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Adam Smith: A Reappraisal

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his monumental work, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations , Adam Smith captured the spirit of the new industrial and commercial system and presented its theoretical defense . in a form which dominated the thought of the most influential writers of political...
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Might versus Right

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ludwig von Mises criticized the ‘old liberals’ for assuming the stance of a ‘perfect king’ whose only objective is to make his citizens happy. Mises contended that the fiction of the ‘perfect king’ contributed to the modern notion of a godlike state. Unfortunately, pretense to the crown of...
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In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O'Neil and Osterfeld

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Patrick M. O'Neil and David Osterfeld have offered some criticisms of our natural end interpretation and defense of Rand's ethics. This essay is a rejoinder to these criticisms. It consists of two parts: (I)a reply to O'Neil and (II)a reply to Osterfeld. In the case of the latter, we will confine...
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John Locke and the Labor Theory of Value

Private PropertyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is taken for granted by most economists and political philosophers that John Locke was in some sense a precursor of the labor theories of value of the nineteenth century British Classical School and of Karl Marx, yet there is a wide divergence of opinion on how Locke's work anticipated and...
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Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society

Free MarketsLegal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarians’ devotion to individual rights, and to laws in support of those rights, is unquestionable. Most of the laws favored by libertarians can be shown to be consistent with our individual rights — unlike the blatantly illegitimate laws advocated by socialists. Despite this, however, many...
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Explaining the Antiwar Movement, 1939-1941: The Next Assignment

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Few years in the history of the world have been as significant as the years 1939-1941. Not only did a cataclysmic conflict break out, far more worthy of being called a genuine world war than its predecessor, but large areas of the globe changed hands. By the end of 1941, a new German Empire...
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