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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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Mises on Fascism, Democracy, and Other Questions

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is in the Rothbardian spirit of respectful engagement with the thought of Ludwig von Mises that this paper, dealing with a few key issues of politics raised by Mises’s Liberalism , is offered. Volume 12, Number 1 (1996)
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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 dashing...
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The Law of Omissions and Neglect of Children

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The sort of omission that is punished by statute is neglect of a duty or obligation. Generally some obligations are thought to be deserving of enforcement. They then properly belong in a society's legal code. Other obligations are merely moral and are outside the purview of law. Thus, only omission...
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Tax Rate vs Tax Base: A Public Choice Perspective on the Consequences for the Growth of Government

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years, as libertarian policy analysts have put their minds to the question of tax reform, some have succumbed to the lure of a broad-based, proportional, or flat, income tax. Under these proposals, the current progressive multirate structure would be replaced by a single rate that would...
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The Dynamics and Dialectics of Capitalism

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Free societies (whatever the fine points in defining "free") are not necessarily self-perpetuating. An understanding of this has underlain many of the attempts — past and present — to clarify the nature of a capitalist economy — both its dynamics in furthering what has been called the free or even...
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Monetary History of America to 1789: A Historiographical Essay

World HistoryMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In no other field is the crucial importance of theory to history more obvious than in the field of economic history. One's knowledge of the concrete historical events may remain unchanged, but if the economic theory applied to those events is altered, then one's entire historical interpretation...
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Liberalism versus Democracy

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A process that drew attention at the turn of the century, and even earlier, was the movement from a bourgeois liberal society into a mass-democratic society. Not all of those who observed this process made the same judgments about it. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)
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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 dismantling of their grandiose...
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