The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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The Marginal Efficiency of Capital: A Comment

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesJanuary 30, 2015
ABSTRACT : The impact of interest rates on investment choices is a key element in both Keynesian and Austrian theories of the business cycle. Fuller (2013) compares the Keynesian Marginal Efficiency of Capital approach to the Austrian Net Present Value approach, claiming that the two give different...

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Terri Schiavo

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesJanuary 1, 2011
The case of Terri Schiavo is almost as controversial as it is tragic.The controversy? Her husband is adamant that the doctors pull the plug on Terri, and her parents are just as determined to keep her alive.

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Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesJanuary 1, 2011
The present paper is the continuation of an intra-libertarian debate over immigration.

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22_1_38.pdf

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Contra Spooner

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesJuly 31, 2006
The inability of modern philosophers to furnish any kind of argument for the maintenance of a government is a notorious weakness. In Lysander Spooner's writings, it becomes an odd strength. Throughout such writings as No Treason, A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard , and "Natural Law,"...

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Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesMarch 1, 1998
No doubt punishment serves many purposes. It can deter crime and prevent the offender from committing further crimes. Punishment can even rehabilitate some criminals, if it is not capital. It can satisfy a victim’s longing for revenge, or his relatives’ desire to avenge. Punishment can...

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Why Race Matters: A Preview

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesFebruary 26, 1996
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)

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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

The Journal of Libertarian StudiesMay 22, 1977
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)

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The Fall and Rise of Puritanical Policy in America

The 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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12_1_7_0.pdf

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Nonexcludability and Government Financing of Public Goods

The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Many economists consider public goods to be a case of market "failure." They argue that the free market cannot finance the optimal amount of public goods. Therefore, they say, the government must finance their provision. In this paper I shall challenge this view. Three well-known...

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Professor Hebert on Entrepreneurship

The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Murray N. Rothbard offers his thoughts on Professor Robert Herbert's "Was Richard Cantillon an Austrian Economist?" Volume 7, Number 2 (1985)...

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7_2_6_0.pdf

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