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Inalienability and Punishment: A Reply to George Smith

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Stephan Kinsella critiques George Smith's recent article in Liberty magazine on capital punishment. Volume 14, Number 1 (1999)...
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Austrian Monopoly Theory — A Critique

Monopoly and CompetitionPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There are two views of monopoly within what might be called the broad Austrian camp. According to the Mises-Kirzner view, monopoly price can exist on the free market, and a necessary part of its definition is a purposeful withholding of resources on the part of the monopolist. Rothbard, however,...
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Introduction to the French Edition of Ethics of Liberty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Perhaps the best way of writing an introduction for this most welcome French translation of Ethics of Liberty is to discuss what has happened to libertarianism since the book's original publication in 1982. Any such history can be divided into first, the development of libertarian theory, and...
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Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historians increasingly recognize the important role that considerations of foreign policy played in shaping the Constitution.' Leading Federalists, many of whom had had experience abroad negotiating treaties or procuring foreign loans, were acutely sensitive to the demands of power politics...
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Lord Townshend and the Influence of Moral Philosophy on Laissez Faire

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The influence of moral philosophy on the rise of laissez faire is a topic that several scholars have examined. The late Jacob Viner said that "the most important intellectual developments which finally prepared the group for the formulation of an economic doctrine of laissez-faire consisted of...
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Felix Morley and the Commonwealth Tradition: The Country-party, Centralization, and the American Empire

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Some years ago in Modern Age (Winter, 1958-59). in a poem dedicated to Robert A. Taft, Sr., he was referred to as "Old Round- head", and compared to the English revolutionary, John Pym (1584-1643). The historical connotations and the loving insights revealed by that designation are highly...
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Human Choice and Historical Inevitability

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper by Antony Flew offers a critique of Karl Popper's The Poverty of Historicism as well as E.H. Carr's What is History? Volume 5, Number 4 (1981)...
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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...
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Plato, Popper, and The Open Society: Reflections on Who Might Have The Last Laugh

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The original version of this paper was delivered at the Sixth Annual Libertarian Scholars Conference, held in October 1978 at Princeton University, by Henry B. Veatch. Volume 3, Number 2 (1979)
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The Epoch of National Socialism

Money and BanksWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In two by-elections in the spring of 1996, the Front National (FN), the party of the radical right in France, helped several candidates of the left gain victory. In Sète, a southern seaport, a communist therefore was able to become mayor. It was in this manner that the leader of the FN, Jean-Marie...
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