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A Laissez-Faire Fable of the Czech Republic

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is the task of this paper to describe what can happen to “a good cause” when it is “ineptly defended,” and to address the problem of the relationship between a verbal free-market support and advocacy in general on one hand, and practical political statements and policy...
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A Note on Corruption by Public Officials: The Black Market for Property Rights

Free MarketsInterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Illegal activities in the private sector arise because the market mechanism is not allowed to perform its allocative functions. Often when government action creates a shortage by preventing the sale of a good or service at a freely determined market price, there are some individuals in the private...
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Intergenerational Invisible Hand: A Comment on Sartorius's "Government Regulation and Intergenerational Justice"

Legal SystemCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In "Government Regulation and Intergenerational Justice," Rolf Sartorius argues that some government regulation is justified in order to protect the rights of the unborn.' More than half of his paper is a discussion of the theory that views the only justifiable function of government...
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The Early Development of Medical Licensing Laws in the United States 1875-1900

EducationFree MarketsHealthU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The condition of the American medical profession at the close of the Civil War was, in almost every particular, significantly different from that which obtains today. The profession was, throughout the country, unlicensed and anyone who had the inclination to set himself up as a physician could do...
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Market Chosen Law

Big GovernmentFree MarketsLegal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Central planning and state control are often cast aside as inferior replacements to far more efficient and humane voluntary market transactions. Still there is one area that most believe must be run collectively through the state. The realm of law is often the foundation of government, and the...
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On Locke's Argument for Government

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What requires explanation or justification depends on what is taken as being given: what comes into question depends on what one already believes. The inertia of one's present outlook - sometimes too hastily labeled by others as a bias - gives one a sense of commitment without which possible...
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Wilsonianism: The Legacy that Won't Die

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In American Power, a survey of American foreign policy and its chief architects since 1914, John Taft observes that the shadow cast by Woodrow Wilson, our twenty-eighth president, has affected our long-term view of international relations. Volume 9, Number 2 (1990)
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King on Punishment: A Comment

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One thing I learned from Professor King's paper is that he and I are far less in agreement on punishment theory than I had anticipated. It is perhaps fortunate for King that I do not hold with an expectations theory of contract because then I might argue that he deserves to be punished for...
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Rashid on Adam Smith: In Need of Proof

Monetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Salim Rashid (1990) purports to have established some facts about Adam Smith's scholarship, significant among which are (a) Smith's plagiarism, (b) the poor quality of Smith's arguments or ideas compared with those of his predecessors or contemporaries, and (c) Smith's inconsistent...
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Human Autonomy and the Natural Right to Be Free

HealthPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Christopher W. Morris attempts to defend the natural right of freedom from the premise of human autonomy. Volume 4, Number 4 (1980)
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