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Order Without Law: Where Will Anarchists Keep the Madmen?

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As every honest man knows, crime doesn't pay. Our main problem is that apparently no one has yet told the criminals. Crime is our number one growth industry, and currently exhibits such bullish prospects that its present competitor seems content to merely slow its rate of growth. Thus the...
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Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When government monopolization of the roadways is discussed by economists, the "externalities" argument is usually raised. The argument is said to be simple, clear, and irrefutable. In fact, none of these terms really apply. Let us consider the argument closely. Volume 7, Number 1 (1983)...
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Millenialism and the Progressive Movement

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard was seriously interested in a remarkably large array of topics, one of them being the effects of rival eschatological views during the Progressive era. The period was marked by four major eschatological views: postmillennialism, amillennialism, and the two forms of premillennialism...
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Intelligence and Ethics: The Cia's Covert Operations

Big GovernmentU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will examine the CIA's role in the international power struggle by briefly outlining the formation and early history of the CIA, then by discussing the developments of the last twenty years that led to the crisis, and next by examining the early attempts at control and reform...
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On the Parity of Groups

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One sign of the lengthy distance we have traveled away from the liberal, individualist origins of the American political order is the surprising prevalence of that visualization of social discrimination which sees it more as a problem of attaining the proper ratios between groups than of attaining...
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Matter of Degree, Not Principle: The Founding of the American Liberty League

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
On October 29, 1929, the roof fell in on the booming American economy. A nation that since World War I had come to believe material progress was inevitable and unstoppable suddenly witnessed the most surreal of spectacles: panic on Wall Street. The change in economic conditions dashed the...
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Origins of the Welfare State in America

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Standard theory views government as functional: a social need arises, and government, semi-automatically, springs up to fill that need. The analogy rests on the market economy: demand gives rise to supply (e.g., a demand for cream cheese will result in a supply of cream cheese on the market). But...
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Justice Entrepreneurship In a Free Market

Free MarketsLegal SystemEntrepreneurship

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Modern libertarian thought is essentially deductive in character. Building from a foundation in natural law, libertarians derive the principle of non- aggression; and from this they deduce the standards of a just society. Consistency is the key word: what is permissible in the political sphere must...
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From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Establishment economics is in a much deserved state of disarray. While the natural sciences have made remarkable progress in the 20th century, the mainstream social sciences remain impotent to solve the real and worsening political/ economic problems of our time. Emphasis on fundamental...
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Richard Cantillon

Capital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In economics, just as in other sciences, it is by no means an exceptional occurrence to find that, no sooner has a "new" doctrine made its mark, than earlier, completely forgotten writers are discovered who perceived those newly accepted ideas with brilliant insight in their own day and...
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