The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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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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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/19/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Hayek was forced to conclude that the term "social justice" was "entirely empty and meaningless” and is generally used to assert a claim without giving a reason for it.
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Social Scientists, Schooling, and the Acculturation of Immigrants in 19th Century America

EducationMonopoly and Competition

09/12/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Public schools have always been central to government's ability to propagandize in favor of a single, homogenized, national system of government.
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Specialization and the Division of Labor In the Social Thought of Plato and Rousseau

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The differing attitudes of Plato and Rousseau toward specialization and the division of labor color their views on who should formulate policy on political questions. In the theories of each thinker, the observations and evaluations made in such areas of social life as the production and exchange...
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Sociological Theory in the Shadow of Durkheim's Revolt Against Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Over the span of one hundred and fifty years, dissatisfaction with one or more of the fundamental postulates of theoretical economics has given impetus to the development of new “theoretical” sciences. Depending upon one’s viewpoint, scientific socialism, sociology, institutional economics, and so...
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Social Analysis of Three Early 19th Century French Liberals: Say, Comte, and Dunoyer

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The topic of this paper is the class theory of Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832). Charles Comte (1782-1838) and Charles Dunoyer (1786-1862). However, in order to be fully accurate, this title should be qualified in several respects. First, the thinking of these men can not be examined in complete...
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Secession Reconsidered

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The idea of secession has been around ever since there have been governments. It is an especially relevant topic today, as the emerging democracies in Eastern and Central Europe attempt to form new, stable political and economic units. The idea of secession, however, should not be limited to new...
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Stork Markets: An Analysis of "Baby-Selling"

Free MarketsProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This essay presents a conceptual and moral rather than an economic analysis of "baby-selling." Its purpose is to address certain fundamental issues concerning the moral status of children, the moral basis of the family, the moral propriety of commerce, and the ways in which these moral...
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Social Science: Making Visible the Invisible Hands

World HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Antony Flew discusses Marx and Engels, Adam Smith, and social science. Volume 8, Number 2 (1987)
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Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The dislocation of established patterns of thought and behavior, under pressure of the kaleidoscopic changes that for convenience we often ascribe to the French and Industrial Revolutions, led many to turn nostalgically to the safety of precedent and custom. Others, however, looked forward...
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