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In Favorem Liberatis: The Life and Work of Granville Sharp

BiographiesWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarians, if they care to examine the subject, will discover that they have a rich historical tradition in the English and American antislavery movements. The libertarian tradition in antislavery thought may be concisely summed up: In Favorem Libertalis — In Favor of Liberty. No one familiar...
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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 "nation." Volume...
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Guns for Protection, and Other Private Sector Responses to the Government's Failure to Control Crime

Free MarketsPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Several years ago, in an episode of "All in the Family ," Archie Bunker proposed a possible solution to the airline highjacking problem. He suggested that the government should arm all the passengers. Potential highjackers, fearing for their lives when confronted by a hundred or so armed...
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Benjamin Tucker and His Periodical, Liberty

Free MarketsInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The 403 issues of Liberty which appeared have been reprinted and made available by the Greenwood Reprinting Corporation. They are a great source of information both to the historian and to the philosopher. Here we can analyze the history of the individualist anarchist movement, its reaction to...
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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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Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A major point of dispute among libertarian theorists and thinkers today as always revolves around the age-old question of whether man can live in total anarchy or whether the minimal state is absolutely necessary for the maximization of freedom. Lost in this dispute is the question of whether man...
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Libertarian Literature Review, Issue 13 Number 1

Austrian Economics Overview

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This section provides short descriptions of scholarly articles expounding on libertarian theory or otherwise of special interest to libertarians. The articles listed will be drawn exclusively from non-libertarian periodicals, since specialized libertarian fora are well-known sources of libertarian...
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The Private Production of Defence

Free MarketsPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Among the most popular and consequential beliefs of our age is the belief in collective security. Nothing less significant than the legitimacy of the modern state rests on this belief. This article demonstrates that the idea of collective security is a myth that provides no justification for the...
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Harold J. Laski: The Liberal Manque or Lost Libertarian?

BiographiesMonetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A generation after his death in 1950, Harold Laski, the eminent political scientist, socialist, and British Labour Party leader, is almost forgotten apart from an occasional monograph analyzing his political theories. Yet he remains significant and, rather paradoxically perhaps, his ideas are...
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Rashid on Adam Smith: In Need of Proof

Monetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Salim Rashid (1990) purports to have established some facts about Adam Smith's scholarship, significant among which are (a) Smith's plagiarism, (b) the poor quality of Smith's arguments or ideas compared with those of his predecessors or contemporaries, and (c) Smith's inconsistent arguments...
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