The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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A Spectre is Haunting America: An Interpretation of Progressivism

Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Progressive Era and the eighteen-nineties immediately preceding it have probably been the foci of more superior scholarship than any other periods in American history. Yet, as the volume of research has increased, the divisions in interpreting the data are sharper now than ever before. Volume 3...
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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The New York Constitution of 1846 placed strict limits on the state's ability to borrow money to avert bankruptcy and default.
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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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Technological Change and the Profit Motive

World HistoryBusiness CyclesEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The United States emerged with a superior technology early in the nineteenth century. British customs officials confiscated shiploads of American clocks and other products as a violation of British anti dumping laws. They discovered, however, that the low prices on American clocks reflected lower...
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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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Corporate Raiders and Junk-Car Dealers: Economics and the Politics of the Merger Controversy

Corporate WelfareMonetary TheoryPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Fueled by almost frantic efforts to adjust and adapt in the face of intense inter- national competition, American industry undertook an immense corporate restructuring in the 1980s, partly in the form of corporate mergers and takeovers. The magnitude of these corporate acquisitions, both...
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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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Medicine and the Crimination of Sin: "Self-abuse" in 19th Century America

HealthLegal SystemMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Volume 1, Number 3 (1977) What this essay will attempt to show is that while, during the 19th century, the prohibition of sexual immorality played a comparatively unimportant role in American criminal law, the medical profession arrogated to itself the task of dealing with moral questions...
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G. Stanley Hall: A Priestly Prophet of a New Dispensation

BiographiesMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
G. Stanley Hall had been to the mountaintop, he had seen the promised land, he had as it were "achieved another new birth superimposed on that of adolescence."' He had achieved a new vision, and thus a new birth, the birth of a "superman." Hall believed that like Jesus and Buddha before him he was...
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Richard Cantillon: A Man of His Time: A Comment on Tarascio

The EntrepreneurMoney and BanksValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Spengler refers to Richard Cantillon as the first of the modems. Professor Tarascio presents him from a current perspective. But it was the world as he knew it that Cantillon sought to explain. Inevitably he was a man of his time and it is primarily in that light that I should like to...
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