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Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule And the Anti-Corn-Law League

Business CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
From the time of its formation in 1839 until the repeal of the corn laws seven years later, the Anti-Corn-Law League agitated virtually without interruption for the total and immediate repeal of those laws which restricted by high import duties the importation of foreign grain into Britain. Headed...
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The Law of Omissions and Neglect of Children

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The sort of omission that is punished by statute is neglect of a duty or obligation. Generally some obligations are thought to be deserving of enforcement. They then properly belong in a society's legal code. Other obligations are merely moral and are outside the purview of law. Thus, only...
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Land Use Regulation: A Supply and Demand Analysis of Changing Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Two trends stand out in an examination of the historical development of land use regulation in the United States. First, continually increasing controls have been placed on the rights of private landowners to use their land as they please. Second, in recent years state and federal involvement in...
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A Spectre is Haunting America: An Interpretation of Progressivism

Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Progressive Era and the eighteen-nineties immediately preceding it have probably been the foci of more superior scholarship than any other periods in American history. Yet, as the volume of research has increased, the divisions in interpreting the data are sharper now than ever before. Volume 3...
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Restitution in Theory and Practice

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard explained that “Few aspects of libertarian political theory are in less satisfactory state than the theory of punishment.” Rothbard certainly advanced this theory significantly, of course, by expounding upon the theory of “proportionality” and explaining the...
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Libertarians and the Authoritarian Personality

Political Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like the United States, Australia has a libertarian political party. As in the United States it is plagued with dissension and gets very few votes. Once called the Workers party, it is now called the Progress party. Upon its formation it was immediately identified by the press and much of the...
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Levin on Feminism and Freedom

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Michael Levin's Feminism and Freedom is the work of a supremely courageous individual. Women's liberation has so permeated the universities that any attack on this philosophy is bound to create personal difficulties for a male author. Volume 10, Number 1 (1991)...
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West's "Cantillon and Adam Smith": A Comment

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Students and admirers of Adam Smith will welcome Edwin West's reappraisal of the relationship between Smith and Cantillon. They have come to expect that each new effort by West will be a treat, and they have come to accept that each will be ever so slightly biased in favor of Smith. West's...
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Spontaneous Order and the Coordination of Economic Activities

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is an essay on the coordination of economic activities. It is exploratory and speculative, connecting arguments that I have made in several other places. The essay is an attempt to give a coherent picture of some of the theoretical and practical problems facing economists, as well as...
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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide...
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