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Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach

Legal System

03/01/1998The Journal of Libertarian Studies
No doubt punishment serves many purposes. It can deter crime and prevent the offender from committing further crimes. Punishment can even rehabilitate some criminals, if it is not capital. It can satisfy a victim’s longing for revenge, or his relatives’ desire to avenge. Punishment can...
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Why Race Matters: A Preview

02/26/1996The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)
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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

05/22/1977The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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Could There Be Universal Natural Rights?

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is a consideration of whether there could be such universal and natural human rights, or whether such a suggestion is indeed "simple nonsense." So on this occasion no attempt will be made definitively to establish what, if any, there actually are. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)...
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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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Might versus Right

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ludwig von Mises criticized the ‘old liberals’ for assuming the stance of a ‘perfect king’ whose only objective is to make his citizens happy. Mises contended that the fiction of the ‘perfect king’ contributed to the modern notion of a godlike state...
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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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Richard Cantillon and the French Economists: Distinctive French

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Richard Cantillon's life and his Essai occurred at a time of transition in European political, economic and intellectual history. The late seventeenth century had experienced the crisis in European thought which paralleled the Scientific Revolution. Accompanying the scientific revolution was a...
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J.S. Mill: The Utilitarian Influence in the Demise of Laissez-faire

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The period which encompasses, roughly, the years from 1836 to 1870, was the critical one for political economy as conceived by Adam Smith. It was at this juncture that some of the inconsistencies in the doctrine of the Classical Economists of the earlier years came to be questioned, that certain...
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Woodrow Wilson's Defeat in Yugoslavia: The End of a Multicultural Utopia

Media and CultureWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The violent breakup of Yugoslavia illustrates the growing difficulty of theorizing about the future of multi-ethnic states. Who would have predicted that Yugoslavia, which until recently had been hailed as a "model multi-ethnic socialist state," would come to an end, only seventy-three...
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