The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Libel, Slander, and Reputation According to Rothbard’s Theory of Libertarian Law

LawProperty Rights

11/06/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Rothbard’s principal conclusion that libel and slander laws have no place in libertarian law is correct. But how does a reputational right operate? Who, properly, owns such a right? Is this property right alienable—transferable, and how would this work in practice?
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Land Use Regulation: A Supply and Demand Analysis of Changing Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

11/28/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Regulation is simply the way in which self-interested public officials provide benefits to self-interested individuals who form interest groups. This is as true in land use as in anything else.
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Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule And the Anti-Corn-Law League

Business CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

11/24/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Anti-Corn-Law League was the best financed and the most highly organized political pressure group that Britain has ever witnessed.
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Laissez-Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

06/22/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
War follows protection. Peace follows free trade. As David Ricardo said, “If you want peace, starve the government.”
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Libertarianism and Libertinism

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There is perhaps no greater confusion in all of political economy than that between libertarianism and libertinism. That they are commonly mistaken for one another is an understatement of the highest order. For several reasons, it is difficult to compare and contrast libertarianism and libertinism...
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Literature of Isolationism, 1972-1983: A Bibliographic Guide

Interventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this essay, the author updates his monograph The Literature of Isolationism: A Guide to Non-Interventionist Scholarship , 1930-1972 (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles, 1972).Only rarely will material from the earlier volume he repeated here. This essay supplements, not replaces, the...
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Libertarians and the Authoritarian Personality

Political Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like the United States, Australia has a libertarian political party. As in the United States it is plagued with dissension and gets very few votes. Once called the Workers party, it is now called the Progress party. Upon its formation it was immediately identified by the press and much of the...
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Liberalism versus Democracy

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A process that drew attention at the turn of the century, and even earlier, was the movement from a bourgeois liberal society into a mass-democratic society. Not all of those who observed this process made the same judgments about it. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)
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Law and Liberty: A Comparison of Hayek and Bastiat

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper compares the work of two pioneers in the field of law and liberty: F. A. Hayek and his predecessor, Frédéric Bastiat. Both these writers treat government by law as a necessary condition for the emergence of a free-market system; and they also warn that the substitution of distributive...
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Lord Townshend and the Influence of Moral Philosophy on Laissez Faire

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The influence of moral philosophy on the rise of laissez faire is a topic that several scholars have examined. The late Jacob Viner said that "the most important intellectual developments which finally prepared the group for the formulation of an economic doctrine of laissez-faire...
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