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Murray N. Rothbard as a Critic of Socialism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Newton Rothbard, eminent economist, historian, and philosopher, unquestionably the most ardent advocate of liberty in this century, did more damage to the cause of socialism than any other Western intellectual. To say that Murray Rothbard was a critic of socialism would be a serious...
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Sociological Theory in the Shadow of Durkheim's Revolt Against Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Over the span of one hundred and fifty years, dissatisfaction with one or more of the fundamental postulates of theoretical economics has given impetus to the development of new “theoretical” sciences. Depending upon one’s viewpoint, scientific socialism, sociology, institutional economics, and so...
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F.A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Long before receiving his Nobel Prize, Friedrich von Hayek was well respected in the academic community. John Maynard Keynes had glowing praise for Hayek's 1944 The Road to Serfdom . Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, antagonists on many issues, agree that Hayek's 1945 "The Use of Knowledge in...
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J.S. Mill: The Utilitarian Influence in the Demise of Laissez-faire

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The period which encompasses, roughly, the years from 1836 to 1870, was the critical one for political economy as conceived by Adam Smith. It was at this juncture that some of the inconsistencies in the doctrine of the Classical Economists of the earlier years came to be questioned, that certain...
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Libertarianism and Libertinism

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There is perhaps no greater confusion in all of political economy than that between libertarianism and libertinism. That they are commonly mistaken for one another is an understatement of the highest order. For several reasons, it is difficult to compare and contrast libertarianism and libertinism...
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Social Science: Making Visible the Invisible Hands

World HistoryCapital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Antony Flew discusses Marx and Engels, Adam Smith, and social science. Volume 8, Number 2 (1987)
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Free Market Transportation: Denationalizing The Roads

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Were a government to demand the sacrifice of 46,700 citizens' each year, there is no doubt that an outraged public would revolt. If an organized religion were to plan the immolation of 523,335 of the faithful in a decade,' there is no question that it would be toppled. Were there a Manson-type cult...
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The Invisible Hand Strikes Back

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Surely one of the most significant occurrences on the intellectual scene during the past few years has been the emergence of a professor of philosophy at Harvard University as an eloquent and forceful spokesman for the doctrine of Libertarianism. Indeed, so much attention and praise has been lately...
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Concepts of the Role of Intellectuals In Social Change Toward Laissez Faire

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The creed of laissez faire-individual liberty, inviolate rights of property, free markets, and minimal govemment is virtually bound to be a radical one. That is, this libertarian creed is necessarily set in profound conflict with existing forms of polity, which have generally been one or another...
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Natural Rights Debate: A Comment On a Reply

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his "A Groundwork for Rights: Man's Natural End," Douglas Rasmussen takes issue with a paper I presented at the Fifth Annual Libertarian Scholar's Conference in which I was concerned with the difficulty of demonstrating the validity of natural rights doctrines in general and the libertarian...
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