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Robert Nozick and the Immaculate Conception of the State

Big GovernmentMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (New York: Basic Books, 1974) is an "invisible hand" variant of a Lockean contractarian attempt to justify the State, or at least a minimal State confined to the functions of protection. Beginning with a free-market anarchist state of nature, Nozick...
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Mises on Fascism, Democracy, and Other Questions

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is in the Rothbardian spirit of respectful engagement with the thought of Ludwig von Mises that this paper, dealing with a few key issues of politics raised by Mises’s Liberalism , is offered. Volume 12, Number 1 (1996)
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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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In Favorem Liberatis: The Life and Work of Granville Sharp

BiographiesWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarians, if they care to examine the subject, will discover that they have a rich historical tradition in the English and American antislavery movements. The libertarian tradition in antislavery thought may be concisely summed up: In Favorem Libertalis — In Favor of Liberty. No one familiar...
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Social Analysis of Three Early 19th Century French Liberals: Say, Comte, and Dunoyer

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The topic of this paper is the class theory of Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832). Charles Comte (1782-1838) and Charles Dunoyer (1786-1862). However, in order to be fully accurate, this title should be qualified in several respects. First, the thinking of these men can not be examined in complete...
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Secession Reconsidered

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The idea of secession has been around ever since there have been governments. It is an especially relevant topic today, as the emerging democracies in Eastern and Central Europe attempt to form new, stable political and economic units. The idea of secession, however, should not be limited to new...
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The Sanctuary Society and its Enemies

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Two fundamental principles of Western law had their origins in Mosaic Israel. The first principle was the rule of law and the second principle was open immigration.
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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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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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Harold J. Laski: The Liberal Manque or Lost Libertarian?

BiographiesMonetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A generation after his death in 1950, Harold Laski, the eminent political scientist, socialist, and British Labour Party leader, is almost forgotten apart from an occasional monograph analyzing his political theories. Yet he remains significant and, rather paradoxically perhaps, his ideas are...
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