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Introduction: An Economic Critique of Socialism

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Collected together in this special issue of the Journal of Libertarian Studies is an apparently quite disparate group of articles on central economic planning, covering some theoretical disputes concerning it as well as some historical instances of attempts to put it into practice. These articles...
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William Wollaston on Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In the pages of an obscure book first published in 1722, there lurks one of the finest essays on property rights ever penned. The book is The Religion of Nature Delineated , by William Wollaston. Since Wollaston's property theory is an extension of his ethical theory, it is necessary to survey his...
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Prejudice is Free, but Discrimination has Costs

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Thomas Sowell provides examples of people from many parts of the world demanding that their governments restrict the economic and occupational success of specific ethnic or racial groups. However, when the same people act as individuals or business owners, they actively resist and/or circumvent...
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An Integration of The Wealth of Nations with The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Capital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurshipMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper contends that Adam Smith meant what he said; human nature is ennobled by the cultivation of its lands, the advancement of its manufactures, the increase of its commerce, etc. Since it describes the environment in which these improvements will most likely occur, The Wealth of Nations...
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Entrepreneurial Activity and American Economic Progress

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is to some extent heartening to know that economists are once again concerned with entrepreneurship and its role in economic life. Lest one be over- whelmed with joy, though, it is useful to recall that economists have toyed with this subject before, and with little enough direct impact upon the...
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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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Millenialism and the Progressive Movement

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard was seriously interested in a remarkably large array of topics, one of them being the effects of rival eschatological views during the Progressive era. The period was marked by four major eschatological views: postmillennialism, amillennialism, and the two forms of premillennialism...
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How Philosophical Errors Impede Freedom

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
That philosophic ideas count is no news to Austrian economists, whose economic theories rest on conceptual analyses of action and value. But philosophy can confuse as well as guide. In this article, I will discuss two philosophical mistakes that in recent times have supported dangerous idiocy while...
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Relativism and Rights: A Reply to Harman

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Loren E. Lomasky gives his critique of Gilbert Harman's "Moral Relativism as a Foundation for Natural Rights" published in The Journal of Libertarian Studies . Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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On the Parity of Groups

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One sign of the lengthy distance we have traveled away from the liberal, individualist origins of the American political order is the surprising prevalence of that visualization of social discrimination which sees it more as a problem of attaining the proper ratios between groups than of attaining...
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