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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

05/22/1977The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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Rejoinder to Murphy and Callahan on Hoppe's Argumentation Ethics

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Walter Block considers several of the criticisms leveled at Hoppe (1988, 1989) by Murphy and Callahan (2006). Volume 22, Number 1 (2011)
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Reply to Frank van Dun's "Natural Law and the Jurisprudence of Freedom"

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his article “Natural Law and the Jurisprudence of Freedom,” my friend and colleague Frank van Dun offers two options as my possible categorizations of his views: “anti-libertarian” or “confusion and inconsistency on the part of a libertarian sympathiser.”1 Given these two sharp alternatives, I...
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Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historians increasingly recognize the important role that considerations of foreign policy played in shaping the Constitution.' Leading Federalists, many of whom had had experience abroad negotiating treaties or procuring foreign loans, were acutely sensitive to the demands of power politics and...
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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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On Immigration: Reply to Hoppe

Free MarketsWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Although the present paper is dedicated to a highly critical examination of Hoppe’s contributions to the field of immigration, we readily acknowledge at the outset that here, too, even though we cannot see our way clear to agreeing with his conclusions, his splendid, imaginative, and ingenious “...
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21_3_2.pdf

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Moral Development and Critiques of Anarchism

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The most obvious and widely shared criticism of anarchism is that it is, quite simply, impractical. It is argued that people need the state and government in order to survive. Humans are, to the critics, by nature or socialization greedy and uncooperative, and the state is needed to protect people...
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It's the Economy, Stupid: Rudy Giuliani, the Wall Street Prosecutions, and the Recession of 1990-91

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Almost anyone who was of age and living in the United States during the 1980s will remember that it was given the moniker of “Decade of Greed.” As the story went, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, the Republicans controlled the U.S. Senate for six years, and a “pro-business”...
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Alienation of a Home-land: How Palestine Became Israel

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the Palestinian question, and the crux of the Palestinian question is: who justly owns the land of Israel or Palestine? The parties involved in the Middle East struggle are cognizant of the centrality of the land question. Volume 5, Number 4 (1981)
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Atlas Shrugged and the Importance of Dramatizing Our Values

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Why is it important to dramatize our values? Well, morality or ethics, Rand tells us, “is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions—the choices and actions that determine the purpose and the course of his life. Volume 21, Number 4 (2007)
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