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English Individualists As They Appear in Liberty

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Liberty , an international clearinghouse for libertarian ideas during the almost three decades of its existence (1881-1908), reported on and editorialized about the ideology and politics of the English individualist movement. The purpose of this paper is to bring to light some of the little known...
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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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The Development of Municipal Fire Departments in the United States

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This article is an inquiry into the reasons for government provision of a specific economic service-that of extinguishing fires-in the United States. It is, therefore, an inquiry into the reasons why fire companies or departments have rarely been, in the United States, privately owned and operated...
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Social Contract: A Critique

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A society is certainly conceivable in which there was no governmental intervention in family life or education and in which the sole function of law enforcement was the upholding of universal rights. Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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Libertarians and Indians: Proprietary Justice and Aboriginal Land Rights

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper by Carl Watner discusses the property rights of Native Americans. Volume 7, Number 1 (1983)
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On Liberal and Democratic Nationhood

Monetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The consubstantiality of liberalism and democracy has become a modem religious dogma. It is a doctrine transcending established political divisions, and ever since the de-Sovietization of Eastern Europe that began last year American journalists of otherwise differing ideological persuasions have...
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Moral Relativism as a Foundation for Natural Rights

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The theory of natural rights is often put forward as competition of moral relativism, most recently in an article in this journal by Loren Lomasky. I want to suggest, on the contrary, that the two positions are compatible and, indeed, that moral relativism provides the only plausible foundation for...
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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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Adam Smith, Justice, and the System of Natural Liberty

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard dismisses Adam Smith’s contribution to economics as “dubious,” and he lists many specific Smithian lapses. For instance, Smith abandons the subjective theory of value, and maintains that only material commodities constitute production or value; he has “no conception of the...
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A Spectre is Haunting America: An Interpretation of Progressivism

Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Progressive Era and the eighteen-nineties immediately preceding it have probably been the foci of more superior scholarship than any other periods in American history. Yet, as the volume of research has increased, the divisions in interpreting the data are sharper now than ever before. Volume 3...
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