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Was Richard Cantillon an Austrian Economist?

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Can anyone take seriously the question posed by the title of this paper? History clearly reveals the following facts. Austrian economics began in 1871 with the pioneer work of the Viennese economist, Carl Menger. Cantillon's Essai sur la nature du commerce en général was written almost 150...
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Anti-Interventionism of Herbert Hoover

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
"We are passing through the most serious moment in the history of the world since the year 410 A.D.-the year of the fall of the Roman Empire and the capture of Rome by the barbarian king, Alaric." So commented Herbert Hoover on May 25, 1940, to the bar association of Nassau County, New...
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Posing the Problem: The Impossibility of Economic Calculation under Socialism

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For industry to be operated effectively, it is necessary that those in charge be able to perform "economic calculation." It does not matter at all, for the purposes of this argument, whether "those in charge" are professional managers, acquisitive capitalists, workers'...
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Cultural Thought of Ludwig von Mises

Free MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper seeks to present Mises's views on cultural questions as well as his belief that certain cultural institutions are buttressed by a laissez-faire social order. It also seeks to show that Mises was an opponent not only of the political agenda of the Left, but of its cultural agenda as...
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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. Isolationism differs from pacifism (a refusal to sanction any given war), and one could call for strong national...
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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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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...
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Privatization of Municipality-Provided Services

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The municipal reform movement of the progressive era succeeded throughout America in establishing local government monopoly in the provision of urban services. Competitive markets in such services as fire-fighting, street lighting, refuse removal, transit, and even policing, gave way to municipal...
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Tax Rate vs Tax Base: A Public Choice Perspective on the Consequences for the Growth of Government

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years, as libertarian policy analysts have put their minds to the question of tax reform, some have succumbed to the lure of a broad-based, proportional, or flat, income tax. Under these proposals, the current progressive multirate structure would be replaced by a single rate that would...
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Hayek's Road to Serfdom

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The work of Hayek, in contrast with the Marxist-Socialist-Interventionist-Galbraithian paradigm that held sway in the mid-20th century, appears as a beacon for free enterprise amidst a sea of totalitarianism. When considered in comparison to the writings against which he contended, Hayek’s...
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