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The Early Development of Medical Licensing Laws in the United States 1875-1900

EducationFree MarketsHealthU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The condition of the American medical profession at the close of the Civil War was, in almost every particular, significantly different from that which obtains today. The profession was, throughout the country, unlicensed and anyone who had the inclination to set himself up as a physician could do...
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Murray N. Rothbard as a Critic of Socialism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Newton Rothbard, eminent economist, historian, and philosopher, unquestionably the most ardent advocate of liberty in this century, did more damage to the cause of socialism than any other Western intellectual. To say that Murray Rothbard was a critic of socialism would be a serious...
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Whither anarchy? Has Robert Nozick justified the state?

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One can appreciate Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick on many levels. Its emphasis on individual freedom is a refreshing change of pace. It questions assumptions that have long been sacrosanct. It puts forth a theory of entitlement which is nothing short of remarkable in this day and age...
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Market Chosen Law

Big GovernmentFree MarketsLegal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Central planning and state control are often cast aside as inferior replacements to far more efficient and humane voluntary market transactions. Still there is one area that most believe must be run collectively through the state. The realm of law is often the foundation of government, and the...
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King on Punishment: A Comment

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One thing I learned from Professor King's paper is that he and I are far less in agreement on punishment theory than I had anticipated. It is perhaps fortunate for King that I do not hold with an expectations theory of contract because then I might argue that he deserves to be punished for dashing...
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Publisher's Note

Austrian Economics Overview

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Mises Institute is honored to be taking over the public action of The Journal of Libertarian Studies , one of the most important scholarly journals to appear in the history of ideas. In a market too often dominated by conventional wisdom, academic log-rolling, and risk-averse research with no...
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The Poet as Economist : Shelley's Critique of Paper Money and the British National Debt

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Was Percy Shelley, the great English Romantic poet, a socialist? This may sound like an odd question, since, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , the word socialist was not even coined until 1833, that is, 11 years after Shelley died. Yet, despite the fact that Shelley could not have been...
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The Foreign Policy of the Old Right

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The categories of "right" and "left" have been changing so rapidly in recent years in America that it becomes difficult to recall what the labels stood for not very long ago. In the case of the left, this have become common knowledge, and we are all familiar with the contracts between "Old Left"...
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The Dynamics and Dialectics of Capitalism

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Free societies (whatever the fine points in defining "free") are not necessarily self-perpetuating. An understanding of this has underlain many of the attempts — past and present — to clarify the nature of a capitalist economy — both its dynamics in furthering what has been called the free or even...
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Monetary History of America to 1789: A Historiographical Essay

World HistoryMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In no other field is the crucial importance of theory to history more obvious than in the field of economic history. One's knowledge of the concrete historical events may remain unchanged, but if the economic theory applied to those events is altered, then one's entire historical interpretation...
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