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Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration?

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is there any “good” reason for a country such as the U.S. to deny entrance to persons who wish to immigrate, but who are not desired as immigrants by some or most of the current citizens? My argument will assume without further justification that an individual has a right to life,...
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On the Parity of Groups

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One sign of the lengthy distance we have traveled away from the liberal, individualist origins of the American political order is the surprising prevalence of that visualization of social discrimination which sees it more as a problem of attaining the proper ratios between groups than of attaining...
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Third Thoughts on Contracting Out

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Like many libertarians, I used to accept without question the idea that contracting out for government services was a good idea. After all, it puts production back into the hands of relatively efficient private producers. However, after reviewing the literature on contracting out for law...
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Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Mention the name of Herbert Spencer to the average person and, if he is familiar with it at all, he is likely to say that Spencer was a political theorist who advocated laissez faire , and might even recall Spencer as a sociologist. But it is unlikely that he would identify Spencer as an...
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Hayek's Theory of Cultural Group Selection

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper establishes what Hayek's evolutionary theory is, and argues (by reference to the preconditions of Darwinian natural selection) that it is scarcely tenable. It advances a third possible way in which social institutions might develop, and contends that this third way is the mode of...
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Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry into the Public Education Dilemma

EducationTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will be primarily concerned with identification and documentation of the educational viewpoints espoused by the European anarchists of the nineteenth century. A second section will highlight the ideas of two of the prominent contemporary opponents of public schooling, Ivan Illich and the...
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In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O'Neil and Osterfeld

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Patrick M. O'Neil and David Osterfeld have offered some criticisms of our natural end interpretation and defense of Rand's ethics. This essay is a rejoinder to these criticisms. It consists of two parts: (I)a reply to O'Neil and (II)a reply to Osterfeld. In the case of the latter, we...
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From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Establishment economics is in a much deserved state of disarray. While the natural sciences have made remarkable progress in the 20th century, the mainstream social sciences remain impotent to solve the real and worsening political/ economic problems of our time. Emphasis on fundamental...
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Austrian Perspective on Some Leading Jacksonian Monetary Theorists

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyAustrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the monetary philosophies of some of the leading Jacksonian economic theorists, as revealed during their opposition to the Second Bank of the United States. The analysis will be conducted from an Austrian school monetary framework, because its proponents have...
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Congestion and Road Pricing

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Traffic congestion reaches into all aspects of living: working, shopping, recreation. It insidiously cripples the ability of people to coordinate activities with one another, as it becomes virtually impossible to make exact appointments —a broad interval of time is usually the best that can...
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