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Why Race Matters: A Preview

02/26/1996The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)
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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

05/22/1977The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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Boom and Bust: The Political Economy of Economic Disorder

U.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Adam Smith noted in 1776 that "What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom." The Classical economists generally believed that principles of sound business practice were equally appropriate for a family and for government, and this belief...
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Revolution of Reason: Peter Gray, the Enlightenment, and the Ambiguities of Classical Liberalism

World History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his seminal essay " Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty ", Professor Rothbard delineated a libertarian interpretation of history, an interpretation which saw the larger part of humanity's existence on earth before the 18th Century as dominated by a distinctive "Old Order". Whether in the...
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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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Concept of "Nature" in Liberal Political Thought

Political Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The connection between a theory of human nature and normative political theory is a puzzling one. Despite the depredations suffered by naturalistic theories of ethics and politics at the hands of prescriptivist (and other) moral philosophers, the temptation to found a political theory on some...
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Critique of the Standard Account of the Socialist Calculation Debate

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As the Marxian philosopher Louis Althusser used to put it, no reading is innocent. The meaning a reader derives from a particular piece of scholarly literature is unavoidably influenced by his premises and analytical frame- work. When the underlying theoretical framework of the reader differs...
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John Locke and the Labor Theory of Value

Private PropertyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is taken for granted by most economists and political philosophers that John Locke was in some sense a precursor of the labor theories of value of the nineteenth century British Classical School and of Karl Marx, yet there is a wide divergence of opinion on how Locke's work anticipated and...
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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. Volume 9, Number 1 (...
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An Economic Analysis of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, the Wagner Act, and the Labor Representation Industry

Legal SystemPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Economists have been relatively silent about the legislation from the 1930's which supports unionism and collective bargaining in the United States. A failure to apply economic analysis to the Norris-LaGuardia and Wagner acts has allowed a consensus about this legislation to develop among labor...
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