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Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry into the Public Education Dilemma

EducationTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will be primarily concerned with identification and documentation of the educational viewpoints espoused by the European anarchists of the nineteenth century. A second section will highlight the ideas of two of the prominent contemporary opponents of public schooling, Ivan Illich and the...
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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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Religion, Morality, and American Politics

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Although historians had long missed the importance of religion in American politics, it has recently become a central topic. My focus will be on the late- nineteenth century, with particular concern for why voting and party affiliation were highly correlated with religious preferences. I will...
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Natural Right in the Political Philosophy of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When Professor Georges Gurvitch, the highly esteemed occupant of the chair of philosophy at the University of Strasbourg before World War II and the author of a series of brilliant studies in the pluralist philosophy of law, referred to Pierre-Joseph Proudhon as the central figure in the...
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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The New York Constitution of 1846 placed strict limits on the state's ability to borrow money to avert bankruptcy and default.
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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 measures adopted by these...
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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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Market Socialism: A Subjectivist Evaluation

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This essay is an attempt to provide a modern overview of the economic calculation debate from the Austrian School perspective. Specifically, the many arguments against market socialism will be consolidated to demonstrate the neglected theoretical strength of the free-market perspective. In this...
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Voluntaryism: The Political Thought of Auberon Herbert

Free MarketsInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Auberon Herbert (1838- 1906) was one of the distinctive figures in the profound and wide ranging intellectual debate which took place during the late Victorian age. It was during this period, in the intellectual and social ferment of the 1880s and 1890s, that Herbert formulated and expounded...
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Restitution in Theory and Practice

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard explained that “Few aspects of libertarian political theory are in less satisfactory state than the theory of punishment.” Rothbard certainly advanced this theory significantly, of course, by expounding upon the theory of “proportionality” and explaining the role of restitution in a...
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