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Could There Be Universal Natural Rights?

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is a consideration of whether there could be such universal and natural human rights, or whether such a suggestion is indeed "simple nonsense." So on this occasion no attempt will be made definitively to establish what, if any, there actually are. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)
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Specialization and the Division of Labor In the Social Thought of Plato and Rousseau

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The differing attitudes of Plato and Rousseau toward specialization and the division of labor color their views on who should formulate policy on political questions. In the theories of each thinker, the observations and evaluations made in such areas of social life as the production and exchange...
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Austrian Monopoly Theory — A Critique

Monopoly and CompetitionPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There are two views of monopoly within what might be called the broad Austrian camp. According to the Mises-Kirzner view, monopoly price can exist on the free market, and a necessary part of its definition is a purposeful withholding of resources on the part of the monopolist. Rothbard, however,...
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Introduction: An Economic Critique of Socialism

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Collected together in this special issue of the Journal of Libertarian Studies is an apparently quite disparate group of articles on central economic planning, covering some theoretical disputes concerning it as well as some historical instances of attempts to put it into practice. These articles...
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William Wollaston on Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In the pages of an obscure book first published in 1722, there lurks one of the finest essays on property rights ever penned. The book is The Religion of Nature Delineated , by William Wollaston. Since Wollaston's property theory is an extension of his ethical theory, it is necessary to survey his...
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Felix Morley and the Commonwealth Tradition: The Country-party, Centralization, and the American Empire

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Some years ago in Modern Age (Winter, 1958-59). in a poem dedicated to Robert A. Taft, Sr., he was referred to as "Old Round- head", and compared to the English revolutionary, John Pym (1584-1643). The historical connotations and the loving insights revealed by that designation are highly...
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Political Unification: A Generalized Progression Theorem

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A characteristic feature of modern civilization is the steady growth of government.1 This government growth occurs under two forms: either through a more intense taxation of its present subjects, or through bringing more people under its control. In other terms, government growth can either be an “...
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Left Hegelianism, Arab Nationalism, and Labor Zionism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A significant portion of the conflicting leftist ideologies of the contemporary Middle East -in particular, the socialist philosophies of both Arabs and Israelis-is an outgrowth of nineteenth-century social theories and philosophies of history originating from a group of individuals who at one...
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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 Steven Strasnick. Volume 3, Number 4 (1979)
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Social Contract: A Critique

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A society is certainly conceivable in which there was no governmental intervention in family life or education and in which the sole function of law enforcement was the upholding of universal rights. Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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