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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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The "Right" to a Fair Trial

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The right to a fair trial is commonly considered so central to our system of justice and so much a part of our legal heritage that to deny that people in general have any such right might seem tantamount to impugning our legal traditions as a whole. The right to a fair trial might seem an...
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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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Market Socialism: A Subjectivist Evaluation

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This essay is an attempt to provide a modern overview of the economic calculation debate from the Austrian School perspective. Specifically, the many arguments against market socialism will be consolidated to demonstrate the neglected theoretical strength of the free-market perspective. In this...
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Laissez-Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
War Follows Protection. Peace Follows Free Trade. As David Ricardo said, “If you want peace, starve the government.” Adam Smith believed that trade both refined the manners and improved the standard of living of a people. Throat cutting and xenophobia decline with the growth of...
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Plato, Popper, and The Open Society: Reflections on Who Might Have The Last Laugh

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The original version of this paper was delivered at the Sixth Annual Libertarian Scholars Conference, held in October 1978 at Princeton University, by Henry B. Veatch. Volume 3, Number 2 (1979)
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Inalienability and Punishment: A Reply to George Smith

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Stephan Kinsella critiques George Smith's recent article in Liberty magazine on capital punishment. Volume 14, Number 1 (1999)...
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Austrian Monopoly Theory — A Critique

Monopoly and CompetitionPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There are two views of monopoly within what might be called the broad Austrian camp. According to the Mises-Kirzner view, monopoly price can exist on the free market, and a necessary part of its definition is a purposeful withholding of resources on the part of the monopolist. Rothbard, however,...
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Introduction to the French Edition of Ethics of Liberty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Perhaps the best way of writing an introduction for this most welcome French translation of Ethics of Liberty is to discuss what has happened to libertarianism since the book's original publication in 1982. Any such history can be divided into first, the development of libertarian theory, and...
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Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historians increasingly recognize the important role that considerations of foreign policy played in shaping the Constitution.' Leading Federalists, many of whom had had experience abroad negotiating treaties or procuring foreign loans, were acutely sensitive to the demands of power politics...
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