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Hayek's Theory of Cultural Group Selection

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper establishes what Hayek's evolutionary theory is, and argues (by reference to the preconditions of Darwinian natural selection) that it is scarcely tenable. It advances a third possible way in which social institutions might develop, and contends that this third way is the mode of...
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Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry into the Public Education Dilemma

EducationTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will be primarily concerned with identification and documentation of the educational viewpoints espoused by the European anarchists of the nineteenth century. A second section will highlight the ideas of two of the prominent contemporary opponents of public schooling, Ivan Illich and the...
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Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security

Philosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe offers an examination of the theory of public goods. Volume 9, Number 1 (1989)
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William Graham Sumner: Critic of Progressive Liberalism

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In America today, as throughout the West, most people fundamentally accept the "welfare state." Republican Presidents live happily with huge deficits in government accounts, while conservative politicians no longer challenge Medicare or Social Security. The State has become a pervasive...
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In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O'Neil and Osterfeld

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Patrick M. O'Neil and David Osterfeld have offered some criticisms of our natural end interpretation and defense of Rand's ethics. This essay is a rejoinder to these criticisms. It consists of two parts: (I)a reply to O'Neil and (II)a reply to Osterfeld. In the case of the latter, we...
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From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Establishment economics is in a much deserved state of disarray. While the natural sciences have made remarkable progress in the 20th century, the mainstream social sciences remain impotent to solve the real and worsening political/ economic problems of our time. Emphasis on fundamental...
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Austrian Perspective on Some Leading Jacksonian Monetary Theorists

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyAustrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the monetary philosophies of some of the leading Jacksonian economic theorists, as revealed during their opposition to the Second Bank of the United States. The analysis will be conducted from an Austrian school monetary framework, because its proponents have...
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Congestion and Road Pricing

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Traffic congestion reaches into all aspects of living: working, shopping, recreation. It insidiously cripples the ability of people to coordinate activities with one another, as it becomes virtually impossible to make exact appointments —a broad interval of time is usually the best that can...
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The Free Rider as a Basis for Government Intervention

Monetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The "free rider problem," arising from the fact that an individual may be able to obtain the benefits of a good without contributing to the cost, is discussed in a number of different contexts. In the case of a "public good" where the provider cannot exclude, a good which others...
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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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