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Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
That Ludwig von Mises was the outstanding champion of laizes-faire and the free-market economy in this century is well know and needs no documentation. But in the course of refining and codifying his political views, Mises' followers have unwitting distorted them and made them seed at one with the...
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Whither anarchy? Has Robert Nozick justified the state?

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One can appreciate Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick on many levels. Its emphasis on individual freedom is a refreshing change of pace. It questions assumptions that have long been sacrosanct. It puts forth a theory of entitlement which is nothing short of remarkable in this day and age...
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Toward a Free Market Monetary System

Free MarketsMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A lecture delivered at the Gold and Monetary Conference, New Orleans, La., November 10, 1977, by F.A. Hayek on more efficient monetary systems. Volume 3, Number 1 (1979)
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Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is an attempt to use what is essentially "public choice" analysis- which assumes that individuals will make "rational" choices based on self-interest- to show how the primary collective good, security, might be provided noncoercively, i.e., in the absence of a state. Volume 9, Number 1 (...
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Maatskappy, State, and Empire: A Pro-Boer Revision

Media and CultureWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As we approach the centennial of the Second Anglo–Boer War ( Tweede Vryheidsoorlog , or “Second War for Freedom”), reassessment of the South African experience seems in order. Whether the recent surrender by Afrikaner political leaders of their “central theme” and the dismantling of their grandiose...
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The Foreign Policy of the Old Right

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The categories of "right" and "left" have been changing so rapidly in recent years in America that it becomes difficult to recall what the labels stood for not very long ago. In the case of the left, this have become common knowledge, and we are all familiar with the contracts between "Old Left"...
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Monopoly and Competition in Money

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The inflation which seems to have become endemic to much of the world, along with the perception that the prime culprits are the monopolistic issuers of national currencies, has recently led to a novel and striking proposal known as ''currency substitution." The proposal is all the more striking...
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The Fall and Rise of Puritanical Policy in America

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like the Prohibition generation of the 1920s, Americans today seem unaware of their long history of experimentation with prohibition. From the sumptuary legislation of the Puritans, through the Whiskey Rebellion and Progressive Era, to the current war on drugs, America has experienced the cycle of...
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West's "Cantillon and Adam Smith": A Comment

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Students and admirers of Adam Smith will welcome Edwin West's reappraisal of the relationship between Smith and Cantillon. They have come to expect that each new effort by West will be a treat, and they have come to accept that each will be ever so slightly biased in favor of Smith. West's readers...
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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide...
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