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The Early Development of Medical Licensing Laws in the United States 1875-1900

EducationFree MarketsHealthU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The condition of the American medical profession at the close of the Civil War was, in almost every particular, significantly different from that which obtains today. The profession was, throughout the country, unlicensed and anyone who had the inclination to set himself up as a physician could do...
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Market Chosen Law

Big GovernmentFree MarketsLegal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Central planning and state control are often cast aside as inferior replacements to far more efficient and humane voluntary market transactions. Still there is one area that most believe must be run collectively through the state. The realm of law is often the foundation of government, and the...
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On Locke's Argument for Government

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What requires explanation or justification depends on what is taken as being given: what comes into question depends on what one already believes. The inertia of one's present outlook - sometimes too hastily labeled by others as a bias - gives one a sense of commitment without which possible...
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Literature of Isolationism, 1972-1983: A Bibliographic Guide

Interventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this essay, the author updates his monograph The Literature of Isolationism: A Guide to Non-Interventionist Scholarship , 1930-1972 (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Ralph Myles, 1972).Only rarely will material from the earlier volume he repeated here. This essay supplements, not replaces, the earlier...
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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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Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One of the most important sociological laws is the “Iron Law of Oligarchy”: every field of human endeavor, every kind of organization, will always be led by a relatively small elite. This condition will hold sway everywhere, whether it be a business firm, a trade union, a government, a...
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Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Christopher W. Morris attempts to defend the natural right of freedom from the premise of human autonomy. Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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Retribution and Restitution: A Synthesis

Legal SystemPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years a new and powerful critique of our current criminal justice system has been advanced by advocates of a totally new approach to criminal justice. These advocates challenge the current paradigm of criminal justice, which emphasizes punishment of the criminal, and support instead a...
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Adam Smith's Acknowledgments: Neo-Plagiarism and the Wealth of Nations

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is now generally accepted by historians of economic thought that in the nineteenth century Adam Smith's work was much overpraised for its originality and design. In an obvious reference to Smith, both Archbishop Whately and John Stuart Mill spoke of political economy having arisen as a...
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Conservation, "X-Inefficiency" and Efficient Use of Natural Resources

The EnvironmentU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The early conservation movement in the United States was initiated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 when he called together a conference of state governors. The premise of the conservation movement, sometimes pointed to as Roosevelt's most lasting achievement, was that natural resources are being...
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