The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Editorial

Political Theory

12/20/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The JLS has been revived under a new editor and the same goal of expanding the role and understanding of libertarianism.
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Enforced Equality Or—Justice?

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In the Preface to me Mirage of Social Justice, the second volume of his trilogy on Law,Legislation and Liberty, F. A. Hayek explained that "circumstances have contributed to delay the publication of the second volume of this work." The chief circumstance was "dissatisfaction with the original...
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Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historians increasingly recognize the important role that considerations of foreign policy played in shaping the Constitution.' Leading Federalists, many of whom had had experience abroad negotiating treaties or procuring foreign loans, were acutely sensitive to the demands of power politics and...
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Explaining the Antiwar Movement, 1939-1941: The Next Assignment

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Few years in the history of the world have been as significant as the years 1939-1941. Not only did a cataclysmic conflict break out, far more worthy of being called a genuine world war than its predecessor, but large areas of the globe changed hands. By the end of 1941, a new German Empire...
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Edwin M. Borchard, John Bassett Moore, and Opposition to American Intervention in World War II

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historians have examined many factors concerning American isolationism in the years 1939 to 1941. They have delved into action groups, prominent personalities, and economic and strategic rationales. Surprisingly little research, however, has been done on the role that international law played in...
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Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies: Law without Government

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If law exists only where there are state-backed courts and codes, then every primitive society was lawless. Indeed, one widely held definition or "theory" of law is that "the rule of law simply means the 'existence of public order.' It means organized government, operating through the various...
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Editorial

Education

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies has been founded not simply to provide an outlet for scholarship and research that may be unpopular in a particular discipline. It is the belief that there is a new and growing interdisciplinary discipline—libertarianism—enriched by contributions in each...
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Efficiency vs Ethics: Which is the Proper Decision Criterion in Law Cases?

Monetary TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ever since economists undertook an economic analysis of the law there has waged the debate as to the proper criterion to use in deciding law cases. So far two criteria have occupied center stage: efficiency and ethics. This paper seeks to closely examine each criterion in terms of its relationship...
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Equality and Equal Opportunity

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Not even the most doctrinaire egalitarian will deny that heredity affects, if it does not deter- mine, individual intelligence, strength, vitality, and the capacity to develop certain skills. There are three other dimensions of inequality, how- ever, which are universal, and yet commonly over-...
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English Individualists As They Appear in Liberty

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Liberty , an international clearinghouse for libertarian ideas during the almost three decades of its existence (1881-1908), reported on and editorialized about the ideology and politics of the English individualist movement. The purpose of this paper is to bring to light some of the...
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