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Felix Morley: An Old-Fashioned Republican Critic of Statism and Interventionism

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Dr. Felix Morley, educator, scholar and author, has been a staunch defender of federalism, limited government, and Jeffersonian Republicanism throughout his long and distinguished career. As editor of the Washington Post, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his writing. He became President of...
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The Nearly Invisible Invisible Hand

Calculation and KnowledgeMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Adam Smith's "invisible hand" sometimes works in such marvelously subtle ways that it remains nearly invisible even to economists. A case in point involves government efforts to control prices. Volume 5, Number 3 (1981)
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Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The dislocation of established patterns of thought and behavior, under pressure of the kaleidoscopic changes that for convenience we often ascribe to the French and Industrial Revolutions, led many to turn nostalgically to the safety of precedent and custom. Others, however, looked forward...
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Whither anarchy? Has Robert Nozick justified the state?

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One can appreciate Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick on many levels. Its emphasis on individual freedom is a refreshing change of pace. It questions assumptions that have long been sacrosanct. It puts forth a theory of entitlement which is nothing short of remarkable in this day and age...
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Liberalism versus Democracy

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A process that drew attention at the turn of the century, and even earlier, was the movement from a bourgeois liberal society into a mass-democratic society. Not all of those who observed this process made the same judgments about it. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)
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Comment on Smith

Free MarketsLegal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A paper reviewing George Smith's article "Justice Entrepreneurship in A Free Market" by Randy E. Barnett. Volume 3, Number 4 (1979)
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White Male Privilege? A Social Construct for Political Oppression

Media and CultureInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Each day in America, white males face government-sponsored discrimination. If in high school, the white male may be denied a chance to apply for special programs because he is not a preferred minority, or in some cases, a female. There are scholarships available, but many cannot be awarded to white...
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The Foreign Policy of the Old Right

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The categories of "right" and "left" have been changing so rapidly in recent years in America that it becomes difficult to recall what the labels stood for not very long ago. In the case of the left, this have become common knowledge, and we are all familiar with the contracts between "Old Left"...
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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his Preface to The Mirage of Social Justice , Hayek explained how he came to conclude “that the Emperor had no clothes on, that is, that the term ‘social justice’ was entirely empty and meaningless” and “that the people who habitually employ the phrase simply do not know themselves what they...
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Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a Notebook "D" entry dated January 29, 1840, Josiah Warren gave the plan for his "New Social Arrangements" which would emphasize human freedom. Writing in New Harmony, Indiana, he claimed that his plan was intended to restore the natural liberty of mankind gradually — to render to labor its just...
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