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Order Without Law: Where Will Anarchists Keep the Madmen?

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As every honest man knows, crime doesn't pay. Our main problem is that apparently no one has yet told the criminals. Crime is our number one growth industry, and currently exhibits such bullish prospects that its present competitor seems content to merely slow its rate of growth. Thus the...
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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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Are There Grounds for Limiting Immigration?

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is there any “good” reason for a country such as the U.S. to deny entrance to persons who wish to immigrate, but who are not desired as immigrants by some or most of the current citizens? My argument will assume without further justification that an individual has a right to life, liberty, and...
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On the Parity of Groups

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One sign of the lengthy distance we have traveled away from the liberal, individualist origins of the American political order is the surprising prevalence of that visualization of social discrimination which sees it more as a problem of attaining the proper ratios between groups than of attaining...
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The Free Rider as a Basis for Government Intervention

Monetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The "free rider problem," arising from the fact that an individual may be able to obtain the benefits of a good without contributing to the cost, is discussed in a number of different contexts. In the case of a "public good" where the provider cannot exclude, a good which others provide for them-...
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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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William Graham Sumner: Critic of Progressive Liberalism

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In America today, as throughout the West, most people fundamentally accept the "welfare state." Republican Presidents live happily with huge deficits in government accounts, while conservative politicians no longer challenge Medicare or Social Security. The State has become a pervasive force in...
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In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O'Neil and Osterfeld

Monetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Patrick M. O'Neil and David Osterfeld have offered some criticisms of our natural end interpretation and defense of Rand's ethics. This essay is a rejoinder to these criticisms. It consists of two parts: (I)a reply to O'Neil and (II)a reply to Osterfeld. In the case of the latter, we will confine...
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From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Establishment economics is in a much deserved state of disarray. While the natural sciences have made remarkable progress in the 20th century, the mainstream social sciences remain impotent to solve the real and worsening political/ economic problems of our time. Emphasis on fundamental...
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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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