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Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Christopher W. Morris attempts to defend the natural right of freedom from the premise of human autonomy. Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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Stateless Society: Frech on Rothbard

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Various members of the academic community have attempted to attack Murray Rothbard's political and economic theories. One attempt made by H. E. Frech III in "The Public Choice Theory of Murray N. Rothbard, A Modern Anarchist" is quite disappointing in that it deals very superficially with many...
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Retribution and Restitution: A Synthesis

Legal SystemPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years a new and powerful critique of our current criminal justice system has been advanced by advocates of a totally new approach to criminal justice. These advocates challenge the current paradigm of criminal justice, which emphasizes punishment of the criminal, and support instead a...
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Conservation, "X-Inefficiency" and Efficient Use of Natural Resources

The EnvironmentU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The early conservation movement in the United States was initiated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 when he called together a conference of state governors. The premise of the conservation movement, sometimes pointed to as Roosevelt's most lasting achievement, was that natural resources are being used...
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Spontaneous Order and the Coordination of Economic Activities

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is an essay on the coordination of economic activities. It is exploratory and speculative, connecting arguments that I have made in several other places. The essay is an attempt to give a coherent picture of some of the theoretical and practical problems facing economists, as well as...
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Corporate Raiders and Junk-Car Dealers: Economics and the Politics of the Merger Controversy

Corporate WelfareMonetary TheoryPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Fueled by almost frantic efforts to adjust and adapt in the face of intense inter- national competition, American industry undertook an immense corporate restructuring in the 1980s, partly in the form of corporate mergers and takeovers. The magnitude of these corporate acquisitions, both...
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Social Contract as a Basis of Norms: A Critique

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this note I will argue that social contract theories aimed at establishing norms for personal and community life are inadequate. Briefly, I show that in Kant and Rawls the alleged contractual basis for the legitimacy of law and government is supplemented with the very strict requirement of self-...
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Internal Inconsistencies in Arguments for Government: Nozick, Rand, and Hospers

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Those who deny that the provision of protection services could be supplied through either the market or some other nonmonopolistic device must therefore endorse some sort of state. And those within that group who maintain that the provision of such services to everyone within a given territory is...
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Negative Interest Rate: Toward a Taxonomic Critique

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A basic principle of Austrian economics is that the originary rate of interest (the rate of discount of future goods compared to present, otherwise identical, goods) can never be negative. The reason for this arises not because capital is productive, nor out of man's psychology. Nevertheless, in...
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Richard Cantillon: A Man of His Time: A Comment on Tarascio

The EntrepreneurMoney and BanksValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Spengler refers to Richard Cantillon as the first of the modems. Professor Tarascio presents him from a current perspective. But it was the world as he knew it that Cantillon sought to explain. Inevitably he was a man of his time and it is primarily in that light that I should like to...
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