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The "Criminal" Metaphor In the Libertarian Tradition

Big GovernmentFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The doctrine of natural liberty is ultimately grounded on two premises which are necessary to the understanding of why governments are "criminal." By the self-ownership axiom, every individual has an absolute right to his or her own mind and body and the labor thereof; i.e., each person...
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The Hayekian Model of Government in an Open Society

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
F. A. Hayek, whose most important work in the area of political and legal theory, The Constitution of Liberty, was published in 1960, has, since that time, followed up his original analysis of the structure of a free society in a three-volume work, appearing under the general title Law, Legislation...
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Editorial

Education

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies has been founded not simply to provide an outlet for scholarship and research that may be unpopular in a particular discipline. It is the belief that there is a new and growing interdisciplinary discipline—libertarianism—enriched by contributions in...
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Libertarian Literature Review, Issue 13 Number 1

Austrian Economics Overview

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This section provides short descriptions of scholarly articles expounding on libertarian theory or otherwise of special interest to libertarians. The articles listed will be drawn exclusively from non-libertarian periodicals, since specialized libertarian fora are well-known sources of libertarian...
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Where They Stand: The Libertarian Party and Its Competition, 1968-1978

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When analyzing election results, the Libertarian Party and other elements of the movement focus usually on the LP's current political star in order to prove that the libertarian cause is advancing.Examples of this policy can be seen in the euphoria surrounding Hospers' electoral vote in...
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Richard Cantillon—Banker and Economist

BiographiesCalculation and KnowledgeMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper by Antoin E. Murphy reviews Richard Cantillion's life and works. Volume 7, Number 2 (1985)...
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Comment on the French Liberal School

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There exists today in Anglo-American economics a veritable "conspiracy of silence" regarding the works and achievements of the French Liberal School of Economics. This is at once a sad commentary on the state of disinterested historical scholarship in the economics profession and a...
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Rashid on Adam Smith: In Need of Proof

Monetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Salim Rashid (1990) purports to have established some facts about Adam Smith's scholarship, significant among which are (a) Smith's plagiarism, (b) the poor quality of Smith's arguments or ideas compared with those of his predecessors or contemporaries, and (c) Smith's inconsistent...
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The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government

Big GovernmentFree MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The point to be emphasized in this paper is that if one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality, an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached. In particular we will examine the approach to economics taken by the Austrian School...
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Technological Change and the Profit Motive

World HistoryBusiness CyclesEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The United States emerged with a superior technology early in the nineteenth century. British customs officials confiscated shiploads of American clocks and other products as a violation of British anti dumping laws. They discovered, however, that the low prices on American clocks reflected lower...
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