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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 3

InterventionismMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

02/14/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari believed that if the market were given a chance to operate free from the restrictions of the state, it would satisfy all means voluntarily.
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Gustave de Molinari and The Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 2

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

02/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Molinari's most original contribution to political and economic thought is his thesis that the market can provide the service of police protection.
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Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition, Part 1

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/07/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Gustave de Molinari was the last of the great nineteenth-century French laissez-faire liberals.
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Guns for Protection, and Other Private Sector Responses to the Government's Failure to Control Crime

Free MarketsPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Several years ago, in an episode of "All in the Family ," Archie Bunker proposed a possible solution to the airline highjacking problem. He suggested that the government should arm all the passengers. Potential highjackers, fearing for their lives when confronted by a hundred or so armed...
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G. Stanley Hall: A Priestly Prophet of a New Dispensation

BiographiesMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
G. Stanley Hall had been to the mountaintop, he had seen the promised land, he had as it were "achieved another new birth superimposed on that of adolescence."' He had achieved a new vision, and thus a new birth, the birth of a "superman." Hall believed that like Jesus and Buddha before him he was...
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Gary Becker on Free Banking

Free MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and BankingValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The recently edited Festschrift in honor of Pascal Salin is a highly varied and disparate collection of contributions by colleagues, admirers and friends of the famous French professor of the Université Paris-Dauphine, ranging over a wide variety of subject matters, from personal...
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George Stigler and the Myth of Efficient Government

Big GovernmentFiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This article argues that while there are a few transparent similarities between politics and markets, the fundamental differences between them render the Stigler-Wittman view that politics is “just another market,” and therefore always “efficient,” dubious at best. Markets are not perfect in any...
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Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Randy Holcombe's "Government: unnecessary but Inevitable” (2004) is an interesting and challenging, but ultimately fallacious, essay on government. In his view, this institution is “unnecessary, but inevitable.” Volume 19, Number 3 (2005)
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Gray's Progress: From Liberalisms to Enlightenment's Wake

Biographies

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Jeremy Shearmur discusses John Gray's life and work. Volume 21, Number 3 (2007)
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