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Restitution in Theory and Practice

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard explained that “Few aspects of libertarian political theory are in less satisfactory state than the theory of punishment.” Rothbard certainly advanced this theory significantly, of course, by expounding upon the theory of “proportionality” and explaining the role of restitution in a...
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Herbert Spencer as an Anthropologist

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Mention the name of Herbert Spencer to the average person and, if he is familiar with it at all, he is likely to say that Spencer was a political theorist who advocated laissez faire , and might even recall Spencer as a sociologist. But it is unlikely that he would identify Spencer as an...
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Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry into the Public Education Dilemma

EducationTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will be primarily concerned with identification and documentation of the educational viewpoints espoused by the European anarchists of the nineteenth century. A second section will highlight the ideas of two of the prominent contemporary opponents of public schooling, Ivan Illich and the...
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Intellectual Standards of Adam Smith's Day

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In reviewing the contributions of Adam Smith to the growth of economics Hans Brems writes that "[m]uch of what Smith had to say had been said before—but in French. Academic etiquette of his day demanded no acknowledgements, and he offered none." This is an unusually clear statement of a point of...
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Fishkin on Nozick's Absolute Rights

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his recent work, Tyranny and Legitimacy, James Fishkin advances an argument against Roben Nozick's theory of, what Fishkin calls, "absolute rights" by trying to demonstrate that such a theory would legitimate tyranny. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)
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Order Without Law: Where Will Anarchists Keep the Madmen?

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As every honest man knows, crime doesn't pay. Our main problem is that apparently no one has yet told the criminals. Crime is our number one growth industry, and currently exhibits such bullish prospects that its present competitor seems content to merely slow its rate of growth. Thus the...
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Landlordism and Liberty: Aristocratic Misrule And the Anti-Corn-Law League

Business CyclesCapital and Interest TheoryPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
From the time of its formation in 1839 until the repeal of the corn laws seven years later, the Anti-Corn-Law League agitated virtually without interruption for the total and immediate repeal of those laws which restricted by high import duties the importation of foreign grain into Britain. Headed...
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Natural Right in the Political Philosophy of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When Professor Georges Gurvitch, the highly esteemed occupant of the chair of philosophy at the University of Strasbourg before World War II and the author of a series of brilliant studies in the pluralist philosophy of law, referred to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon as the central figure in the...
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In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O'Neil and Osterfeld

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Patrick M. O'Neil and David Osterfeld have offered some criticisms of our natural end interpretation and defense of Rand's ethics. This essay is a rejoinder to these criticisms. It consists of two parts: (I)a reply to O'Neil and (II)a reply to Osterfeld. In the case of the latter, we will confine...
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From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Establishment economics is in a much deserved state of disarray. While the natural sciences have made remarkable progress in the 20th century, the mainstream social sciences remain impotent to solve the real and worsening political/ economic problems of our time. Emphasis on fundamental...
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