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Contra Spooner

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/31/2006The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The inability of modern philosophers to furnish any kind of argument for the maintenance of a government is a notorious weakness.
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The Impossibility of the State

Political Theory

07/20/2005The Journal of Libertarian Studies
skjar Microsoft Word - 019-034 Brewster on impossibility _16-3_ Final.doc
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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 also be used...
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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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Natural Right in the Political Philosophy of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When Professor Georges Gurvitch, the highly esteemed occupant of the chair of philosophy at the University of Strasbourg before World War II and the author of a series of brilliant studies in the pluralist philosophy of law, referred to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon as the central figure in the...
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Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration?

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is there any “good” reason for a country such as the U.S. to deny entrance to persons who wish to immigrate, but who are not desired as immigrants by some or most of the current citizens? My argument will assume without further justification that an individual has a right to life, liberty, and...
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On the Parity of Groups

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One sign of the lengthy distance we have traveled away from the liberal, individualist origins of the American political order is the surprising prevalence of that visualization of social discrimination which sees it more as a problem of attaining the proper ratios between groups than of attaining...
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Laissez-Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
War Follows Protection. Peace Follows Free Trade. As David Ricardo said, “If you want peace, starve the government.” Adam Smith believed that trade both refined the manners and improved the standard of living of a people. Throat cutting and xenophobia decline with the growth of internationalism...
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Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Mention the name of Herbert Spencer to the average person and, if he is familiar with it at all, he is likely to say that Spencer was a political theorist who advocated laissez faire , and might even recall Spencer as a sociologist. But it is unlikely that he would identify Spencer as an...
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