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"Let the People See" Reflections on Ethnoreligious Forces in American Politics

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a long editorial entitled "Let the People See," which appeared in the New York Tribune in 1852, Horace Greeley, the great editor and leader of the Whig party, gloomily evaluated his party's chances at the polls that autumn. He believed that in any work place, a machine shop for...
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Charles Dunoyer and French Classical Liberalism

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07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
(Barthelemy) Charles (Pierre Joseph) Dunoyer (1786-1862) was born on May 20, 1786 at Caremac in ancient Tureme (Quercy, Cahorsin), the present-day Lot. His father, Jean-Jacques- Philippe Dunoyer, was seigneur de Segonzac. Destined at an early age for the order of St. Jean de Malte, he began his...
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F.A. Hayek on Liberty and Tradition

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One of the most salutary results of the recent revival of scholarly interest in the intellectual traditions of classical liberalism is that F.A. Hayek's social and political writings have begun to be taken as seriously as they deserve.' Reasons for this development are not hard to find. By...
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Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society

Free MarketsLegal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Libertarians’ devotion to individual rights, and to laws in support of those rights, is unquestionable. Most of the laws favored by libertarians can be shown to be consistent with our individual rights — unlike the blatantly illegitimate laws advocated by socialists. Despite this,...
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The Case for Free Trade and Restricted Immigration

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryMonetary Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is frequently maintained that “free trade” belongs to “free immigration” as “protectionism” does to “restricted immigration.” That is, the claim is made that while it is not impossible that someone might combine protectionism with free immigration...
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F.A. Hayek on Constructivism and Ethics

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07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Long before receiving his Nobel Prize, Friedrich von Hayek was well respected in the academic community. John Maynard Keynes had glowing praise for Hayek's 1944 The Road to Serfdom . Milton Friedman and Paul Samuelson, antagonists on many issues, agree that Hayek's 1945 "The Use of...
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Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies: Law without Government

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If law exists only where there are state-backed courts and codes, then every primitive society was lawless. Indeed, one widely held definition or "theory" of law is that "the rule of law simply means the 'existence of public order.' It means organized government, operating...
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Efficiency vs Ethics: Which is the Proper Decision Criterion in Law Cases?

Monetary TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ever since economists undertook an economic analysis of the law there has waged the debate as to the proper criterion to use in deciding law cases. So far two criteria have occupied center stage: efficiency and ethics. This paper seeks to closely examine each criterion in terms of its relationship...
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The Radical Libertarian Tradition in Antislavery Thought

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07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Slavery is a critical issue by which all libertarians may determine their bona fides . Slavery and liberty being polar opposites, there is no question that the libertarian must unconditionally oppose slavery and support liberty. However, there are several alternatives. Volume 3, Number 3 (1979)
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Reciprocal Exchange as the Basis for Recognition Of Law: Examples from American History

Free MarketsLegal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The literature of American legal history is primarily a history of federal and state governments, creating the false impression that these governments have produced and enforced all relevant law. Indeed, there seems to be a widely held belief that law and order could not exist in a society without...
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