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Concepts of the Role of Intellectuals In Social Change Toward Laissez Faire

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The creed of laissez faire-individual liberty, inviolate rights of property, free markets, and minimal govemment is virtually bound to be a radical one. That is, this libertarian creed is necessarily set in profound conflict with existing forms of polity, which have generally been one or another...
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American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The growth of government during this century has attracted the attention of many scholars interested in explaining that growth and in proposing ways to limit it. As a result of this attention, the public choice literature has experienced an upsurge in the interest in anarchy and its implications...
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"Let the People See" Reflections on Ethnoreligious Forces in American Politics

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a long editorial entitled "Let the People See," which appeared in the New York Tribune in 1852, Horace Greeley, the great editor and leader of the Whig party, gloomily evaluated his party's chances at the polls that autumn. He believed that in any work place, a machine shop for...
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Charles Dunoyer and French Classical Liberalism

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
(Barthelemy) Charles (Pierre Joseph) Dunoyer (1786-1862) was born on May 20, 1786 at Caremac in ancient Tureme (Quercy, Cahorsin), the present-day Lot. His father, Jean-Jacques- Philippe Dunoyer, was seigneur de Segonzac. Destined at an early age for the order of St. Jean de Malte, he began his...
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Sociological Theory in the Shadow of Durkheim's Revolt Against Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Over the span of one hundred and fifty years, dissatisfaction with one or more of the fundamental postulates of theoretical economics has given impetus to the development of new “theoretical” sciences. Depending upon one’s viewpoint, scientific socialism, sociology, institutional...
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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...
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F.A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Long before receiving his Nobel Prize, Friedrich von Hayek was well respected in the academic community. John Maynard Keynes had glowing praise for Hayek's 1944 The Road to Serfdom . Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, antagonists on many issues, agree that Hayek's 1945 "The Use of...
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Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is an attempt to use what is essentially "public choice" analysis- which assumes that individuals will make "rational" choices based on self-interest- to show how the primary collective good, security, might be provided noncoercively, i.e., in the absence of a state...
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Efficiency vs Ethics: Which is the Proper Decision Criterion in Law Cases?

Monetary TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ever since economists undertook an economic analysis of the law there has waged the debate as to the proper criterion to use in deciding law cases. So far two criteria have occupied center stage: efficiency and ethics. This paper seeks to closely examine each criterion in terms of its relationship...
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In Defense of Extreme (Fallibilistic) Apriorism

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Professor Barry Smith presents a series of questions and theories in defense of apriorism. Volume 12, Number 1 (1996)
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