The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Freedom and Prosperity in Liechtenstein: A Hoppean Analysis

02/18/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Liechtenstein has long been recognized as one of the most free and prosperous countries in the world. However, there has been little analysis of Liechtenstein’s development because the scant research that existed was in German and therefore inaccessible to most American scholars. Furthermore, many...
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Reflections on Legal Polycentrism

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

02/13/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Much of the resistance to libertarian anarchic proposals stems from a genuine inability on the part of one’s audience to entertain such proposals as serious alternatives to the status quo.
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John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig von Mises on Probability

Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of Thought

02/03/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
I. INTRODUCTION The complex issues relating to the interpretation and meaning of different concepts of probability and to the legitimate scope of their useful application in the social sciences and in economics belong to the more controversial topics within the subfield of economic methodology...
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Keynes’s General Theory: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Socialism

01/31/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Even on its own terms, the General Theory must considered a failure, for the problem it purports to solve, involuntary unemployment, does not exist.
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Socialism and the Anarchy of Production

Socialism

01/24/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Why is it impossible for anyone to develop a comprehensive plan of production as a whole? This article explains, applying the conclusion to the experience of the Soviet Union.
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The Libertarian Legacy of the Old Right: Democracy and Representative Government

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/20/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What is the relationship between libertarianism and democracy? This article unveils a well-consolidated tradition of criticism of democracy within libertarian political philosophy.
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The Inescapability of Law, and of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

01/10/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Murray Rothbard Memorial Lecture, delivered at the 2019 Austrian Economics Research Conference, discusses anarchistic arguments against the classical liberal and social democratic conceptions of the state.
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The Heterodox "Fourth Paradigm" of Libertarianism: An Abstract Eleutherology Plus Critical Rationalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

01/02/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Untangling the libertarian concepts of interpersonal liberty, this article proposes a new paradigm of libertarianism to solve the old one's problems.
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A Practical Approach to Legal-Pluralist Anarchism: Eugen Ehrlich, Evgeny Pashukanis, and Meaningful Freedom through Incremental Jurisprudential Change

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

12/30/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
John Hasnas has argued that anarchy must be achieved gradually. The way to Hasnian anarchy or minarchy lies in the application of case law to decrease state power.
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Breaking Boundaries: An Investigation of Libertarian Open Borders

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

12/20/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarian arguments for open borders differ from liberal arguments for open borders, which illuminate how disparate these philosophical traditions are, especially in the manner that they conceive of rights.
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