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Ayn Rand: Theory versus Creative Life

Media and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ayn Rand occupies a curious position among American novelists: Both her friendly and her hostile critics scarcely regard her as a novelist at all. As an imaginative writer as well as a systematic philosopher, Rand achieved a strikingly unusual combination of roles; her political and moral theories...
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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide...
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Cost and Choice: Austrian vs Conventional views

Capital and Interest TheoryFiscal Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The primary purpose of this paper is to contrast Austrian and conventional concepts of cost. Cost in the logic-of-choice context of conventional neoclassical economic theory is contrasted with subjective cost relevant to individual decision-making. The Austrian subjectivist concept of cost is shown...
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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 York. German...
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Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The dislocation of established patterns of thought and behavior, under pressure of the kaleidoscopic changes that for convenience we often ascribe to the French and Industrial Revolutions, led many to turn nostalgically to the safety of precedent and custom. Others, however, looked forward...
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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 Randy E. Barnett. Volume 3, Number 4 (1979)
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Classical Liberal Exploitation Theory: A Comment on Professor Liggio's Paper

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In the popular academic mind, the doctrine of class-conflict seems to be inextricably linked to the particular Marxist version of the idea. Lip-service is often paid - especially by those eager to diminish the claims to originality of Marx and Engels - to the fact that these writers had precursors...
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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 well...
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White Male Privilege? A Social Construct for Political Oppression

Media and CultureInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Each day in America, white males face government-sponsored discrimination. If in high school, the white male may be denied a chance to apply for special programs because he is not a preferred minority, or in some cases, a female. There are scholarships available, but many cannot be awarded to white...
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Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a Notebook "D" entry dated January 29, 1840, Josiah Warren gave the plan for his "New Social Arrangements" which would emphasize human freedom. Writing in New Harmony, Indiana, he claimed that his plan was intended to restore the natural liberty of mankind gradually — to render to labor its just...
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