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Law and Liberty: A Comparison of Hayek and Bastiat

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper compares the work of two pioneers in the field of law and liberty: F. A. Hayek and his predecessor, Frédéric Bastiat. Both these writers treat government by law as a necessary condition for the emergence of a free-market system; and they also warn that the substitution of distributive...
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Anti-Interventionism of Herbert Hoover

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
"We are passing through the most serious moment in the history of the world since the year 410 A.D.-the year of the fall of the Roman Empire and the capture of Rome by the barbarian king, Alaric." So commented Herbert Hoover on May 25, 1940, to the bar association of Nassau County, New...
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Nozick, Anarchism and Procedural Rights

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While many minimal state theorists, such as Ayn Rand, have found in anarchism an unacceptable vehicle for the conveyance of natural rights libertarianism, Nozick, with Locke, does not dispute the logical compatibility of anarchism and natural rights theory. Instead, having conceded to the...
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The Isolationist as Collectivist: Lawrence Dennis and The Coming of World War II

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
To most historians, and to much of the general public as well, the name of the late Lawrence Dennis has long been associated with American "fascism." Arthur S. Link calls him "the intellectual leader and principal adviser of the fascist groups." Charles C. Alexander sees him as...
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Ambivalence, Ambiguity, and Contradiction Garrisonian Abolitionists and Nonviolence

U.S. HistoryInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historian Alice Felt Tyler once used the expression "Freedom's Ferment" to characterize the antebellum period in American history.' It was an apt phrase referring to the multitude of reform movements, religious enthusiasms, and social experiments which transformed American culture...
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Hayek's Road to Serfdom

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The work of Hayek, in contrast with the Marxist-Socialist-Interventionist-Galbraithian paradigm that held sway in the mid-20th century, appears as a beacon for free enterprise amidst a sea of totalitarianism. When considered in comparison to the writings against which he contended, Hayek’s...
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Jacksonians, Banking, and Economic Theory: A Reinterpretation

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Andrew Jackson's war upon the Second Bank of the United States and the economic consequences stemming from it badly need a new historical interpretation. The traditional interpretation asserts that Jackson's veto of the Bank re-charter and withdrawal of government deposits caused an...
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Justice Entrepreneurship Revisited: Reply to Critics

Free MarketsLegal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
George H. Smith responds to Randy Barnett, Robert Formaini, and Steven Strasnick's comments on his paper "Justice Entrepreneurship in a Free Market." Volume 3, Number 4 (1979)...
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Introduction: Ralph Raico, Guest Editor

War and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The question of immigration has become acute in virtually all Western nations, including the United States. Here, as elsewhere, leaders of movements to limit immigration, especially from the “Third World,” often combine this with uninformed attacks on the free market, particularly on...
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Nations by Consent: Decomposing the Nation-State

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarians tend to focus on two important units of analysis: the individual and the state. And yet, one of the most dramatic and significant events of our time has been the re-emergence—with a bang—in the last five years of a third and much neglected aspect of the real world, the...
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