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Maatskappy, State, and Empire: A Pro-Boer Revision

Media and CultureWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As we approach the centennial of the Second Anglo–Boer War ( Tweede Vryheidsoorlog , or “Second War for Freedom”), reassessment of the South African experience seems in order. Whether the recent surrender by Afrikaner political leaders of their “central theme” and the dismantling of their grandiose...
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Monopoly and Competition in Money

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The inflation which seems to have become endemic to much of the world, along with the perception that the prime culprits are the monopolistic issuers of national currencies, has recently led to a novel and striking proposal known as ''currency substitution." The proposal is all the more striking...
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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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Levin on Feminism and Freedom

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Michael Levin's Feminism and Freedom is the work of a supremely courageous individual. Women's liberation has so permeated the universities that any attack on this philosophy is bound to create personal difficulties for a male author. Volume 10, Number 1 (1991)
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West's "Cantillon and Adam Smith": A Comment

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Students and admirers of Adam Smith will welcome Edwin West's reappraisal of the relationship between Smith and Cantillon. They have come to expect that each new effort by West will be a treat, and they have come to accept that each will be ever so slightly biased in favor of Smith. West's readers...
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Ayn Rand: Theory versus Creative Life

Media and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ayn Rand occupies a curious position among American novelists: Both her friendly and her hostile critics scarcely regard her as a novelist at all. As an imaginative writer as well as a systematic philosopher, Rand achieved a strikingly unusual combination of roles; her political and moral theories...
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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide...
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Cost and Choice: Austrian vs Conventional views

Capital and Interest TheoryFiscal Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The primary purpose of this paper is to contrast Austrian and conventional concepts of cost. Cost in the logic-of-choice context of conventional neoclassical economic theory is contrasted with subjective cost relevant to individual decision-making. The Austrian subjectivist concept of cost is shown...
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Philosophy of Freedom

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, Antony Flew discusses liberty and political freedom. Volume 9, Number 1 (1989)
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Substantive Due Process and Labor Law

Legal System

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Substantive due process refers to a judicial policy that substantively protects, under the due process clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, activities that are not elsewhere secured in the Constitution. With reference to the protection of economic liberties, the doctrine is referred to...
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