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Tax Rate vs Tax Base: A Public Choice Perspective on the Consequences for the Growth of Government

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In recent years, as libertarian policy analysts have put their minds to the question of tax reform, some have succumbed to the lure of a broad-based, proportional, or flat, income tax. Under these proposals, the current progressive multirate structure would be replaced by a single rate that would...
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Felix Morley: An Old-Fashioned Republican Critic of Statism and Interventionism

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Dr. Felix Morley, educator, scholar and author, has been a staunch defender of federalism, limited government, and Jeffersonian Republicanism throughout his long and distinguished career. As editor of the Washington Post, he received a Pulitzer Prize for his writing. He became President of...
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The Nearly Invisible Invisible Hand

Calculation and KnowledgeMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Adam Smith's "invisible hand" sometimes works in such marvelously subtle ways that it remains nearly invisible even to economists. A case in point involves government efforts to control prices. Volume 5, Number 3 (1981)
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Free Thought and Free Trade: The Analogy Between Scientific and Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes

Free MarketsCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
To state with precision and force the economic and moral imperative of the free market has been of the utmost concern to some of civilization's foremost thinkers. From the early writings of the classical political economists and moral philosophers, to the most recent works of modem authors, the...
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Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy?

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A major point of dispute among libertarian theorists and thinkers today as always revolves around the age-old question of whether man can live in total anarchy or whether the minimal state is absolutely necessary for the maximization of freedom. Lost in this dispute is the question of whether man...
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White Male Privilege? A Social Construct for Political Oppression

Media and CultureInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Each day in America, white males face government-sponsored discrimination. If in high school, the white male may be denied a chance to apply for special programs because he is not a preferred minority, or in some cases, a female. There are scholarships available, but many cannot be awarded to white...
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The Foreign Policy of the Old Right

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The categories of "right" and "left" have been changing so rapidly in recent years in America that it becomes difficult to recall what the labels stood for not very long ago. In the case of the left, this have become common knowledge, and we are all familiar with the contracts between "Old Left"...
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Socialism and 'Social' Justice

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his Preface to The Mirage of Social Justice , Hayek explained how he came to conclude “that the Emperor had no clothes on, that is, that the term ‘social justice’ was entirely empty and meaningless” and “that the people who habitually employ the phrase simply do not know themselves what they...
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Josiah Warren and the Sovereignty of the Individual

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a Notebook "D" entry dated January 29, 1840, Josiah Warren gave the plan for his "New Social Arrangements" which would emphasize human freedom. Writing in New Harmony, Indiana, he claimed that his plan was intended to restore the natural liberty of mankind gradually — to render to labor its just...
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Shelley's Philosophy of Liberty

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The dislocation of established patterns of thought and behavior, under pressure of the kaleidoscopic changes that for convenience we often ascribe to the French and Industrial Revolutions, led many to turn nostalgically to the safety of precedent and custom. Others, however, looked forward...
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