The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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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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The Fall and Rise of Puritanical Policy in America

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like the Prohibition generation of the 1920s, Americans today seem unaware of their long history of experimentation with prohibition. From the sumptuary legislation of the Puritans, through the Whiskey Rebellion and Progressive Era, to the current war on drugs, America has experienced the cycle of...
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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 set them...
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"Come What, Come Will!" Richard Overton, Libertarian Leveller

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Levellers were a group of politically active soldiers and civilians whose organized efforts during the English Civil War (1642–1649) were based on their beliefs in individual liberty. John Lilburne was their popularly recognized leader, but it is in the works of his associate, Richard Overton,...
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Medicine and the Crimination of Sin: "Self-abuse" in 19th Century America

HealthLegal SystemMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What this essay will attempt to show is that while, during the 19th century, the prohibition of sexual immorality played a comparatively unimportant role in American criminal law, the medical profession arrogated to itself the task of dealing with moral questions. Psychological medicine...
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Markets, True and False: The Case of Yugoslavia

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will discuss the emergence and shortcomings of Yugoslav market socialism. The central theme is that markets without saleable property rights are an illusion. As Mises and Hayek have so clearly demonstrated, truly competitive markets require individual freedom and hence private property...
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"All Mankind is One": The Libertarian Tradition in Sixteenth Century Spain

World HistoryMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It would probably be looked upon as unusual to associate sixteenth century Spain with the libertarian tradition. However, during that time there arose a school of natural law thinkers and activists who espoused a universal ethic of freedom, which they saw as applicable to all mankind. Volume 8,...
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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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Murray N. Rothbard as a Critic of Socialism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Newton Rothbard, eminent economist, historian, and philosopher, unquestionably the most ardent advocate of liberty in this century, did more damage to the cause of socialism than any other Western intellectual. To say that Murray Rothbard was a critic of socialism would be a serious...
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Sociological Theory in the Shadow of Durkheim's Revolt Against Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Over the span of one hundred and fifty years, dissatisfaction with one or more of the fundamental postulates of theoretical economics has given impetus to the development of new “theoretical” sciences. Depending upon one’s viewpoint, scientific socialism, sociology, institutional economics, and so...
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