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The Radical Libertarian Tradition in Antislavery Thought

World HistoryPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Slavery is a critical issue by which all libertarians may determine their bona fides . Slavery and liberty being polar opposites, there is no question that the libertarian must unconditionally oppose slavery and support liberty. However, there are several alternatives. Volume 3, Number 3 (1979)
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On Mathematical Thinking in Economics

Calculation and KnowledgeFiscal Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The interest of scholars in the application of mathematics to the social sciences is particularly lively at the present time. This is especially true in economics, as well as in such allied disciplines as econometrics and economic statistics. And yet, critical works by economists on methodological...
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Adam Smith's Acknowledgments: Neo-Plagiarism and the Wealth of Nations

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is now generally accepted by historians of economic thought that in the nineteenth century Adam Smith's work was much overpraised for its originality and design. In an obvious reference to Smith, both Archbishop Whately and John Stuart Mill spoke of political economy having arisen as a science...
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Libertarians and Indians: Proprietary Justice and Aboriginal Land Rights

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper by Carl Watner discusses the property rights of Native Americans. Volume 7, Number 1 (1983)
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F.A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Long before receiving his Nobel Prize, Friedrich von Hayek was well respected in the academic community. John Maynard Keynes had glowing praise for Hayek's 1944 The Road to Serfdom . Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, antagonists on many issues, agree that Hayek's 1945 "The Use of Knowledge in...
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J.S. Mill: The Utilitarian Influence in the Demise of Laissez-faire

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The period which encompasses, roughly, the years from 1836 to 1870, was the critical one for political economy as conceived by Adam Smith. It was at this juncture that some of the inconsistencies in the doctrine of the Classical Economists of the earlier years came to be questioned, that certain...
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Free Market Transportation: Denationalizing The Roads

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Were a government to demand the sacrifice of 46,700 citizens' each year, there is no doubt that an outraged public would revolt. If an organized religion were to plan the immolation of 523,335 of the faithful in a decade,' there is no question that it would be toppled. Were there a Manson-type cult...
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The Invisible Hand Strikes Back

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Surely one of the most significant occurrences on the intellectual scene during the past few years has been the emergence of a professor of philosophy at Harvard University as an eloquent and forceful spokesman for the doctrine of Libertarianism. Indeed, so much attention and praise has been lately...
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Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue: Law, Courts, and the Police

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is an attempt to use what is essentially "public choice" analysis- which assumes that individuals will make "rational" choices based on self-interest- to show how the primary collective good, security, might be provided noncoercively, i.e., in the absence of a state. Volume 9, Number 1 (...
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Private Police: A Note

Big GovernmentThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There are those to whom the question of whether to privatize the nation’s police forces is mere academic whimsy—a question of consequence only to the eggheads and cranks of the Academy, not to those who so solidly inhabit the “real world.” Most of these believe the enforcement of law to be the...
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