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Fallacies of the Public Goods Theory and the Production of Security

Philosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe offers an examination of the theory of public goods. Volume 9, Number 1 (1989)
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Social Contract as a Basis of Norms: A Critique

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this note I will argue that social contract theories aimed at establishing norms for personal and community life are inadequate. Briefly, I show that in Kant and Rawls the alleged contractual basis for the legitimacy of law and government is supplemented with the very strict requirement of self-...
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Hayek and Institutional Evolution

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics OverviewPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Casual observation of the last thirty years or so indicates that the role government plays in the lives of individuals has been increasing. Within the internal structure of government itself there are a number of reasons for this, but perhaps the overriding factor that has given way to this state...
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The "Right" to a Fair Trial

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The right to a fair trial is commonly considered so central to our system of justice and so much a part of our legal heritage that to deny that people in general have any such right might seem tantamount to impugning our legal traditions as a whole. The right to a fair trial might seem an...
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Austrian Perspective on Some Leading Jacksonian Monetary Theorists

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyAustrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the monetary philosophies of some of the leading Jacksonian economic theorists, as revealed during their opposition to the Second Bank of the United States. The analysis will be conducted from an Austrian school monetary framework, because its proponents have...
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Country Ideology, Republicanism, and Libertarianism: The thought of John Taylor of Caroline

BiographiesPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Joseph R. Stromberg recounts the life of John Taylor as well as his political contributions. Volume 6, Number 1 (1982)
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Nonexcludability and Government Financing of Public Goods

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Many economists consider public goods to be a case of market "failure." They argue that the free market cannot finance the optimal amount of public goods. Therefore, they say, the government must finance their provision. In this paper I shall challenge this view. Three well-known arguments...
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Editorial

Education

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies has been founded not simply to provide an outlet for scholarship and research that may be unpopular in a particular discipline. It is the belief that there is a new and growing interdisciplinary discipline—libertarianism—enriched by contributions in each of the...
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Ayn Rand and the Is-Ought Problem

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Although ethical systems may be divided into those which claim to be objective and those which freely acknowledge their own subjectivity, a special place must be reserved for an ethical system such as that of Ayn Rand which takes its name from this central claim to objectivity—Objectivism. In this...
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Comment on Hospers

Legal SystemInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor David Gordon gives his critique of John Hospers' "Libertarianism and Legal Paternalism" paper published in The Journal of Libertarian Studies. Volume 4, Number 3 (1980)
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