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Boom and Bust: The Political Economy of Economic Disorder

U.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Adam Smith noted in 1776 that "What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom." The Classical economists generally believed that principles of sound business practice were equally appropriate for a family and for government, and this belief...
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Revolution of Reason: Peter Gray, the Enlightenment, and the Ambiguities of Classical Liberalism

World History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his seminal essay " Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty ", Professor Rothbard delineated a libertarian interpretation of history, an interpretation which saw the larger part of humanity's existence on earth before the 18th Century as dominated by a distinctive "Old Order". Whether in 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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Professor Hebert on Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Murray N. Rothbard offers his thoughts on Professor Robert Herbert's "Was Richard Cantillon an Austrian Economist?" Volume 7, Number 2 (1985)
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Concept of "Nature" in Liberal Political Thought

Political Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The connection between a theory of human nature and normative political theory is a puzzling one. Despite the depredations suffered by naturalistic theories of ethics and politics at the hands of prescriptivist (and other) moral philosophers, the temptation to found a political theory on some...
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Markets, True and False: The Case of Yugoslavia

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will discuss the emergence and shortcomings of Yugoslav market socialism. The central theme is that markets without saleable property rights are an illusion. As Mises and Hayek have so clearly demonstrated, truly competitive markets require individual freedom and hence private property...
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"All Mankind is One": The Libertarian Tradition in Sixteenth Century Spain

World HistoryMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It would probably be looked upon as unusual to associate sixteenth century Spain with the libertarian tradition. However, during that time there arose a school of natural law thinkers and activists who espoused a universal ethic of freedom, which they saw as applicable to all mankind. Volume 8,...
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Matter of Degree, Not Principle: The Founding of the American Liberty League

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
On October 29, 1929, the roof fell in on the booming American economy. A nation that since World War I had come to believe material progress was inevitable and unstoppable suddenly witnessed the most surreal of spectacles: panic on Wall Street. The change in economic conditions dashed the...
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Justice Entrepreneurship In a Free Market

Free MarketsLegal SystemEntrepreneurship

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Modern libertarian thought is essentially deductive in character. Building from a foundation in natural law, libertarians derive the principle of non- aggression; and from this they deduce the standards of a just society. Consistency is the key word: what is permissible in the political sphere must...
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Charles Dunoyer and French Classical Liberalism

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
(Barthelemy) Charles (Pierre Joseph) Dunoyer (1786-1862) was born on May 20, 1786 at Caremac in ancient Tureme (Quercy, Cahorsin), the present-day Lot. His father, Jean-Jacques- Philippe Dunoyer, was seigneur de Segonzac. Destined at an early age for the order of St. Jean de Malte, he began his...
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