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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 3

InterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

02/14/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari believed that if the market were given a chance to operate free from the restrictions of the state, it would satisfy all means voluntarily.


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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 2

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide the service of police protection.


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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 1

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Gustave de Molinari was the last of the great nineteenth-century French laissez-faire liberals.


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The Political Economy of the Antifederalists

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/02/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Constitution, Antifedralists said, lacked sufficient mechanisms to prevent the new government from taxing, spending, and regulating without limit.


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The Child Labor Amendment Debate of the 1920's

Financial MarketsLegal SystemU.S. History

01/29/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The failed attempt to pass an anti-child-labor amendment in the 1920s offers some fascinating insights into the Progressive ideology of the time.


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The Neglected Costs of the Warfare State: An Austrian Tribute to Seymour Melman

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

01/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Melman was associated with the left, but his analysis of the warfare state is very libertarian and deserves wider dissemination.


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The Great Depression Tax Revolts Revisited

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles

01/08/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Beito did a great service for the scholarship of liberty and American history with his rediscovery of the Great Depression-era tax resistance movement.


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A Libertarian Theory of Free Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

12/16/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The problems posed by free emigration and immigration often lead to confusion among libertarian theorists and lovers of freedom.


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Nations by Consent

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyPolitical Theory

12/09/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If we deconstruct the modern nation-state, we shall reduce the scope of government power, the importance of voting and the extent of social conflict.

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The Failure of Bolshevism and Its Aftermath

World HistoryOther Schools of Thought

11/24/2017The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Judged by its announced goals, Bolshevism failed. Was Russia "not yet ripe" for socialism?


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