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Against Nonlibertarian Natural Rights

Interventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a recent article critical of Robert Nozick's book Anarchy, State, and Utopia , Samuel Scheffler argues that it is possible to give greater than libertarian scope to natural rights so that, contrary to Nozick's conclusions, non-voluntary redistribution of income would be morally justified. Volume...
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Law and the Liberal Society: F.A. Hayek's Constitution of Liberty

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The nature of political discourse has been significantly altered by the events of recent history, among which has been an accelerating shift of governmental regulation away from directing society by means of general rules to that of ad hoc , administrative commands and discretionary control. This...
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Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies: Law without Government

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If law exists only where there are state-backed courts and codes, then every primitive society was lawless. Indeed, one widely held definition or "theory" of law is that "the rule of law simply means the 'existence of public order.' It means organized government, operating through the various...
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American Isolationism, 1939-1941

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The isolationist tradition in America, as it was manifested from 1939 to 1941, was based on two fundamental doctrines: avoidance of war in Europe and unimpaired freedom of action.
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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 Robert L. Formaini. Volume 3, Number 4 (1979)
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On Locke's Argument for Government

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What requires explanation or justification depends on what is taken as being given: what comes into question depends on what one already believes. The inertia of one's present outlook - sometimes too hastily labeled by others as a bias - gives one a sense of commitment without which possible...
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Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Christopher W. Morris attempts to defend the natural right of freedom from the premise of human autonomy. Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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Stateless Society: Frech on Rothbard

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Various members of the academic community have attempted to attack Murray Rothbard's political and economic theories. One attempt made by H. E. Frech III in "The Public Choice Theory of Murray N. Rothbard, A Modern Anarchist" is quite disappointing in that it deals very superficially with many...
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Free Thought and Free Trade: The Analogy Between Scientific and Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes

Free MarketsCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
To state with precision and force the economic and moral imperative of the free market has been of the utmost concern to some of civilization's foremost thinkers. From the early writings of the classical political economists and moral philosophers, to the most recent works of modem authors, the...
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Retribution and Restitution: A Synthesis

Legal SystemPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years a new and powerful critique of our current criminal justice system has been advanced by advocates of a totally new approach to criminal justice. These advocates challenge the current paradigm of criminal justice, which emphasizes punishment of the criminal, and support instead a...
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