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The Political Economy of Monarchy and Democracy, and the Idea of a Natural Order

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A government is a territorial monopolist of compulsion — an agency which may engage in continual, institutionalized property rights violations and the exploitation — in the form of expropriation, taxation and regulation — of private property owners. Assuming no more than self-...
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A Libertarian Case for Free Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper I will attempt to analyze laws limiting emigration, migration, and immigration from the libertarian perspective. I will defend the view that the totally free movement of goods, factors of production, money, and, most important of all, people, is part and parcel of this traditional...
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A Note on Corruption by Public Officials: The Black Market for Property Rights

Free MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Illegal activities in the private sector arise because the market mechanism is not allowed to perform its allocative functions. Often when government action creates a shortage by preventing the sale of a good or service at a freely determined market price, there are some individuals in the private...
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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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Nozick, Anarchism and Procedural Rights

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While many minimal state theorists, such as Ayn Rand, have found in anarchism an unacceptable vehicle for the conveyance of natural rights libertarianism, Nozick, with Locke, does not dispute the logical compatibility of anarchism and natural rights theory. Instead, having conceded to the...
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New Rationalist Directions in Libertarian Rights Theory

Free MarketsInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Classical liberals and libertarians believe that individuals have rights, even if there is debate about just why we have them or how this can be proved. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)
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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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King on Punishment: A Comment

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One thing I learned from Professor King's paper is that he and I are far less in agreement on punishment theory than I had anticipated. It is perhaps fortunate for King that I do not hold with an expectations theory of contract because then I might argue that he deserves to be punished for...
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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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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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