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Ayn Rand: Theory versus Creative Life

Media and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ayn Rand occupies a curious position among American novelists: Both her friendly and her hostile critics scarcely regard her as a novelist at all. As an imaginative writer as well as a systematic philosopher, Rand achieved a strikingly unusual combination of roles; her political and moral theories...
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Pension Fund Socialism: A Critique

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a provocative book recently published"'. Peter F. Drucker undertakes to show how the generalization of pension funds in the last 25 years has brought about profound changes in the American economy and society. One of the theses developed in the hook has in the past received a good deal...
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Laissez-Faire Radical: A Quest for the Historical Mises

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
That Ludwig von Mises was the outstanding champion of laizes-faire and the free-market economy in this century is well know and needs no documentation. But in the course of refining and codifying his political views, Mises' followers have unwitting distorted them and made them seed at one with...
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Toward a Free Market Monetary System

Free MarketsMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A lecture delivered at the Gold and Monetary Conference, New Orleans, La., November 10, 1977, by F.A. Hayek on more efficient monetary systems. Volume 3, Number 1 (1979)
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Book Reviews: Libertarianism—A Primer by David Boaz; Libertarianism: A Reader by David Boaz; and What It Means to Be a Libertarian by Charles Murray

Austrian Economics Overview

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The American anti-statist intellectual tradition includes a wide variety of thinkers, from left utopians to secessionist agrarians to right anarchists.
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Maatskappy, State, and Empire: A Pro-Boer Revision

Media and CultureWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As we approach the centennial of the Second Anglo–Boer War ( Tweede Vryheidsoorlog , or “Second War for Freedom”), reassessment of the South African experience seems in order. Whether the recent surrender by Afrikaner political leaders of their “central theme” and the...
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Equality and Equal Opportunity

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Not even the most doctrinaire egalitarian will deny that heredity affects, if it does not deter- mine, individual intelligence, strength, vitality, and the capacity to develop certain skills. There are three other dimensions of inequality, how- ever, which are universal, and yet commonly over-...
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Monopoly and Competition in Money

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The inflation which seems to have become endemic to much of the world, along with the perception that the prime culprits are the monopolistic issuers of national currencies, has recently led to a novel and striking proposal known as ''currency substitution." The proposal is all the...
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Child Labor Amendment Debate of the 1920's; or, Catholics and Mugwumps and Farmers

Financial MarketsLegal SystemU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The movement to regulate child labor began as a New England parlor revolt against industrialism, or at least its grimier, more noisome aspects. Gradually, however, well-intentioned reformers with modest goals gave way to socialists whose reconstructionist dreams included the interposition of the...
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Hayek and Institutional Evolution

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Casual observation of the last thirty years or so indicates that the role government plays in the lives of individuals has been increasing. Within the internal structure of government itself there are a number of reasons for this, but perhaps the overriding factor that has given way to this state...
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