The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Nozick, Anarchism and Procedural Rights

InterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While many minimal state theorists, such as Ayn Rand, have found in anarchism an unacceptable vehicle for the conveyance of natural rights libertarianism, Nozick, with Locke, does not dispute the logical compatibility of anarchism and natural rights theory. Instead, having conceded to the...
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In Defense of Extreme (Fallibilistic) Apriorism

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, Professor Barry Smith presents a series of questions and theories in defense of apriorism. Volume 12, Number 1 (1996)
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Internal Inconsistencies in Arguments for Government: Nozick, Rand, and Hospers

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Those who deny that the provision of protection services could be supplied through either the market or some other nonmonopolistic device must therefore endorse some sort of state. And those within that group who maintain that the provision of such services to everyone within a given territory is...
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The Proprietary Theory of Justice in the Libertarian Tradition

Legal SystemPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The central ideas of contemporary libertarianism have taken many centuries to evolve. The single most important aspect of libertarian theory to have emerged during this time is the concept of proprietary justice. The proprietary theory of justice is concerned with just one thing: the crucial...
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Coase and Demsetz on Private Property Rights

Legal SystemU.S. Economy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his seminal work, "The Problem of Social Cost," Coase held that in cases of private property right disputes involving what have been called externalities, "with costless market transactions, the decision of the courts concerning liability for damage would be without effect on the allocation of...
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Customary Law With Private Means of Resolving Disputes and Dispensing Justice: A Description Of a Modern System of Law and Order Without State Coercion

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is not actually possible to describe what a system of privately produced law and order would be like in modem society because one cannot describe what does not exist, and, more fundamentally, guesses based on historic privatized systems or current trends in privatization may miss the mark...
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A Groundwork for Rights: Man's Natural End

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard, in a paper entitled "The Ethics of Liberty," argued that the standard for moral goodness is set by man's nature. Whatever fulfills the nature of a living thing is good, and whatever diminishes the nature of a living thing is bad. When the living thing in question is a human being...
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Influence of Cantillon's Essai on the Methodology of J.B. Say: A Comment on Liggio

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One of the most important areas in which Cantillon influenced J. B. Say involves a set of issues which receives no explicit treatment in the Essai . I refer to the distinctive and pathbreaking methodology employed by Cantillon in his treatise. Volume 7, Number 2 (1985)
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Jacksonians, Banking, and Economic Theory: A Reinterpretation

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Andrew Jackson's war upon the Second Bank of the United States and the economic consequences stemming from it badly need a new historical interpretation. The traditional interpretation asserts that Jackson's veto of the Bank re-charter and withdrawal of government deposits caused an inflation;...
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Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society

Free MarketsLegal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarians’ devotion to individual rights, and to laws in support of those rights, is unquestionable. Most of the laws favored by libertarians can be shown to be consistent with our individual rights — unlike the blatantly illegitimate laws advocated by socialists. Despite this, however, many...
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