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Market Socialism: A Subjectivist Evaluation

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This essay is an attempt to provide a modern overview of the economic calculation debate from the Austrian School perspective. Specifically, the many arguments against market socialism will be consolidated to demonstrate the neglected theoretical strength of the free-market perspective. In this...
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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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Ambivalence, Ambiguity, and Contradiction Garrisonian Abolitionists and Nonviolence

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historian Alice Felt Tyler once used the expression "Freedom's Ferment" to characterize the antebellum period in American history.' It was an apt phrase referring to the multitude of reform movements, religious enthusiasms, and social experiments which transformed American culture in fundamentally...
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Introduction to the French Edition of Ethics of Liberty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Perhaps the best way of writing an introduction for this most welcome French translation of Ethics of Liberty is to discuss what has happened to libertarianism since the book's original publication in 1982. Any such history can be divided into first, the development of libertarian theory...
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Natural Right in the Political Philosophy of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When Professor Georges Gurvitch, the highly esteemed occupant of the chair of philosophy at the University of Strasbourg before World War II and the author of a series of brilliant studies in the pluralist philosophy of law, referred to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon as the central figure in the...
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Introduction: Ralph Raico, Guest Editor

War and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The question of immigration has become acute in virtually all Western nations, including the United States. Here, as elsewhere, leaders of movements to limit immigration, especially from the “Third World,” often combine this with uninformed attacks on the free market, particularly on international...
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Nozick, Anarchism and Procedural Rights

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While many minimal state theorists, such as Ayn Rand, have found in anarchism an unacceptable vehicle for the conveyance of natural rights libertarianism, Nozick, with Locke, does not dispute the logical compatibility of anarchism and natural rights theory. Instead, having conceded to the...
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Social Science: Making Visible the Invisible Hands

World HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Antony Flew discusses Marx and Engels, Adam Smith, and social science. Volume 8, Number 2 (1987)
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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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Efficiency vs Ethics: Which is the Proper Decision Criterion in Law Cases?

Monetary TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ever since economists undertook an economic analysis of the law there has waged the debate as to the proper criterion to use in deciding law cases. So far two criteria have occupied center stage: efficiency and ethics. This paper seeks to closely examine each criterion in terms of its relationship...
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