The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Origins of the Welfare State in America

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The two most powerful motivations in human history have always been ideology and economic interest.
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Of Graver Import Than History: Psychiatry in Fiction

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In Chapter 9 of the Poetics, Aristotle wrote that "poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars". This is a classic tenet to whose abstract significance we often pay lip...
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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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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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On Liberal and Democratic Nationhood

Monetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The consubstantiality of liberalism and democracy has become a modem religious dogma. It is a doctrine transcending established political divisions, and ever since the de-Sovietization of Eastern Europe that began last year American journalists of otherwise differing ideological persuasions have...
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On Locke's Argument for Government

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What requires explanation or justification depends on what is taken as being given: what comes into question depends on what one already believes. The inertia of one's present outlook - sometimes too hastily labeled by others as a bias - gives one a sense of commitment without which possible...
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On Mathematical Thinking in Economics

Calculation and KnowledgeFiscal Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The interest of scholars in the application of mathematics to the social sciences is particularly lively at the present time. This is especially true in economics, as well as in such allied disciplines as econometrics and economic statistics. And yet, critical works by economists on methodological...
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On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe

Free MarketsWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Although the present paper is dedicated to a highly critical examination of Hoppe’s contributions to the field of immigration, we readily acknowledge at the outset that here, too, even though we cannot see our way clear to agreeing with his conclusions, his splendid, imaginative, and ingenious “...
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