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Felix Morley and the Commonwealth Tradition: The Country-party, Centralization, and the American Empire

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Some years ago in Modern Age (Winter, 1958-59). in a poem dedicated to Robert A. Taft, Sr., he was referred to as "Old Round- head", and compared to the English revolutionary, John Pym (1584-1643). The historical connotations and the loving insights revealed by that designation are highly...
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Adam Smith and Neo-Plagiarism: A Reply

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In describing Adam Smith's acknowledgments as "neo-plagiarism" (Rashid, 1990), was trying to characterize a situation where a scholar either borrows ideas from others but provides no acknowledgment, or had access to fruitful and important ideas yet seems to have ignored them. Volume 10, Number 2 (...
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Philosophy of Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years, with the increasing respectability of "applied philosophy" in the academic world, more and more philosophers have been writing extended treatments of specific public issues and offering recommendations as to how, morally speaking, these issues should be resolved. This essay shall...
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Entrepreneurial Activity and American Economic Progress

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is to some extent heartening to know that economists are once again concerned with entrepreneurship and its role in economic life. Lest one be over- whelmed with joy, though, it is useful to recall that economists have toyed with this subject before, and with little enough direct impact upon the...
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Order Without Law: Where Will Anarchists Keep the Madmen?

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As every honest man knows, crime doesn't pay. Our main problem is that apparently no one has yet told the criminals. Crime is our number one growth industry, and currently exhibits such bullish prospects that its present competitor seems content to merely slow its rate of growth. Thus the...
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How Philosophical Errors Impede Freedom

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
That philosophic ideas count is no news to Austrian economists, whose economic theories rest on conceptual analyses of action and value. But philosophy can confuse as well as guide. In this article, I will discuss two philosophical mistakes that in recent times have supported dangerous idiocy while...
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Libertarian Literature Review, Issue 13 Number 1

Austrian Economics Overview

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This section provides short descriptions of scholarly articles expounding on libertarian theory or otherwise of special interest to libertarians. The articles listed will be drawn exclusively from non-libertarian periodicals, since specialized libertarian fora are well-known sources of libertarian...
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Relativism and Rights: A Reply to Harman

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Loren E. Lomasky gives his critique of Gilbert Harman's "Moral Relativism as a Foundation for Natural Rights" published in The Journal of Libertarian Studies . Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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On the Parity of Groups

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One sign of the lengthy distance we have traveled away from the liberal, individualist origins of the American political order is the surprising prevalence of that visualization of social discrimination which sees it more as a problem of attaining the proper ratios between groups than of attaining...
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Ayn Rand: Theory versus Creative Life

Media and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ayn Rand occupies a curious position among American novelists: Both her friendly and her hostile critics scarcely regard her as a novelist at all. As an imaginative writer as well as a systematic philosopher, Rand achieved a strikingly unusual combination of roles; her political and moral theories...
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