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Note on Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Robert Nozick's widely hailed Anarchy, State, and Utopia has been analyzed primarily in terms of the arguments he engages in with his fellow "public philosopher", John Rawls. Yet perhaps the most unusual line of thinking introduced by Nozick is his "invisible hand" explanation for the origin of the...
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Review of Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies By George H. Smith

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, David Gordon offers a review of George H. Smith's Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies . Volume 10, Number 2 (1992)
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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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Culture of Individualist Anarchism in Late 19th Century America

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Individualist anarchism in America of the late nineteenth century revolved around and was expressed through Liberty , a periodical published and edited by Benjamin R. Tucker from 1881 to 1908. It served as a conduit for foreign thought, particularly that of Proudhon and Spencer; it introduced Max...
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The Reform Mentality, War, Peace, and the National State: From the progressives to Vietnam

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
That the modern reform mentality has been imbued with a statist philosophy leading to imperialism and war is perhaps no surprise to libertarians. They may not always be aware, however, of the extent to which a statist philosophy, vaguely Neo-Hegelian, has characterized both American reform...
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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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Religion, Politics, and the American Polity: A Dynamic View of Relationships

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For generations, political historians used "the thought of the palace" to describe politics and party battles. They consciously borrowed the words of articulate political leaders and (perhaps) unconsciously adopted their mind sets to depict election contests as struggles over the specific contours...
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A Rationale for Punishment

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Because problems concerning punishment arise at many intellectual levels, there is no one question or set of questions about punishment to be answered. I propose to address what I take to be some of the issues about punishment which are crucial for moral and social philosophy. I shall consider in...
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Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration?

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is there any “good” reason for a country such as the U.S. to deny entrance to persons who wish to immigrate, but who are not desired as immigrants by some or most of the current citizens? My argument will assume without further justification that an individual has a right to life, liberty, and...
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Nozick and the Individualist Anarchist

Taxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Robert Nozick, in Anarchy, State, and Utopia presented his by-now-famous view that "a minimal state, limited to the narrow functions of protection against force, theft, fraud, enforcement of contracts, and so on, is justified." He went on to say that only such a state is justified. Since then, the...
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