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John T. Flynn: Exemplar of the Old Right

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Prior to World War I, liberals held two guiding principles: distrust of Big Business and opposition to war. As the approach of World War II darkened the political horizon, the American Left's hatred of capitalism and embrace of "democracy" overwhelmed its traditional abhorrence of war. Volume 10,...
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A Libertarian Argument Against Opening Borders

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The right of one person necessarily entails the obligation of another person or persons. If you have a right to life, I have the obligation not to kill you; if you have a right of free speech, I have the obligation not to stop you from speaking. The first half would be pointless without the second...
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Benito Cereno and Legal Oppression: A Szaszian Interpretation

Media and CultureU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
To collaborate with an author in perceiving the implied ethical problems he poses and passing a moral judgment on their solution can be, as Wayne Booth has remarked, a heady experience for the enlightened reader. The wide attention given to One FIew Over the Cuckoo's Nest , both as novel and as...
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World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this paper, I will be dealing with various examples of individual or groups of progressive intellectuals, exulting in the triumph of their creed and their own place in it, as a result of America's entry into World War I. Volume 9, Number 1 (1989)
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Could There Be Universal Natural Rights?

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is a consideration of whether there could be such universal and natural human rights, or whether such a suggestion is indeed "simple nonsense." So on this occasion no attempt will be made definitively to establish what, if any, there actually are. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)
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Specialization and the Division of Labor In the Social Thought of Plato and Rousseau

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The differing attitudes of Plato and Rousseau toward specialization and the division of labor color their views on who should formulate policy on political questions. In the theories of each thinker, the observations and evaluations made in such areas of social life as the production and exchange...
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Austrian Monopoly Theory — A Critique

Monopoly and CompetitionPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There are two views of monopoly within what might be called the broad Austrian camp. According to the Mises-Kirzner view, monopoly price can exist on the free market, and a necessary part of its definition is a purposeful withholding of resources on the part of the monopolist. Rothbard, however,...
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Some Comments on the Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement

The EnvironmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The following essay attempts to touch on one aspect of modern environmentalism and to examine it against the backdrop of the values associated with a truly liberal society. What I hope to do is to explore certain traits common to the rhetoric of the environmental movement that I find particularly...
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Cantillon's Essai: A Current Perspective

Global EconomyMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Professor Spengler's, "Richard Cantiilon: Fist of the Modems," published in 1954, remains the classic survey article of Cantillon's contributions to economic thought. These contributions consist of views on population and related matters, theory of value, monetary theory, and international trade...
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Introduction: An Economic Critique of Socialism

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Collected together in this special issue of the Journal of Libertarian Studies is an apparently quite disparate group of articles on central economic planning, covering some theoretical disputes concerning it as well as some historical instances of attempts to put it into practice. These articles...
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