The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security

Philosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/09/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe offers an examination of the theory of public goods.
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Freedom and Prosperity in Liechtenstein: A Hoppean Analysis

Minarchy

02/18/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Liechtenstein has long been recognized as one of the most free and prosperous countries in the world. However, there has been little analysis of Liechtenstein’s development because the scant research that existed was in German and therefore inaccessible to most American scholars. Furthermore, many...
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Federalism, War, and Reconstruction: Antecedents and Consequences of the War Between the States Symposium

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

06/03/2016The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The war left the central government more powerful than ever, and the states, which had traditionally curbed federal power, in danger of total eclipse.
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F.A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Long before receiving his Nobel Prize, Friedrich von Hayek was well respected in the academic community. John Maynard Keynes had glowing praise for Hayek's 1944 The Road to Serfdom . Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, antagonists on many issues, agree that Hayek's 1945 "The Use of...
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Frogs' Legs, Shared Ends and the Rationality of Politics

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Politics asks “What is to be done?” and proposes a profusion of answers. Philosophy, when set to contend with politics, asks “when can one sensibly say that something, or for that matter anything, is to be done?” That answers to this question are neither wholly formal, logical and semantic, nor...
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Felix Morley: An Old-Fashioned Republican Critic of Statism and Interventionism

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Dr. Felix Morley, educator, scholar and author, has been a staunch defender of federalism, limited government, and Jeffersonian Republicanism throughout his long and distinguished career. As editor of the Washington Post, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his writing. He became President of...
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Fishkin on Nozick's Absolute Rights

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his recent work, Tyranny and Legitimacy, James Fishkin advances an argument against Roben Nozick's theory of, what Fishkin calls, "absolute rights" by trying to demonstrate that such a theory would legitimate tyranny. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)
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Felix Morley and the Commonwealth Tradition: The Country-party, Centralization, and the American Empire

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Some years ago in Modern Age (Winter, 1958-59). in a poem dedicated to Robert A. Taft, Sr., he was referred to as "Old Round- head", and compared to the English revolutionary, John Pym (1584-1643). The historical connotations and the loving insights revealed by that designation are highly...
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Free Thought and Free Trade: The Analogy Between Scientific and Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes

Free MarketsCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
To state with precision and force the economic and moral imperative of the free market has been of the utmost concern to some of civilization's foremost thinkers. From the early writings of the classical political economists and moral philosophers, to the most recent works of modem authors, the...
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Free Market Transportation: Denationalizing The Roads

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Were a government to demand the sacrifice of 46,700 citizens' each year, there is no doubt that an outraged public would revolt. If an organized religion were to plan the immolation of 523,335 of the faithful in a decade,' there is no question that it would be toppled. Were there a Manson-type cult...
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