The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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Mark Twain's Little Societies of Exchange

Political Theory

05/20/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Samuel Clemens was an old-style liberal of the 19th century sort who believed in economic liberty and warned about the depredations of state power.
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Mises on Fascism, Democracy, and Other Questions

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

11/30/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
No one could have admired and respected Ludwig von Mises more than did Murray Rothbard, who dedicated his magnum opus in economic theory, Man, Economy, and State , to his great mentor. Yet Rothbard...
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Murray N. Rothbard as a Critic of Socialism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/27/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Rothbard characterized socialism as the “violent abolition of the market.”
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Monarchy and War

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

05/10/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is important to understand the relationship between monarchy and war, and between monarchy and warfare.
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Medicine and the Crimination of Sin: "Self-abuse" in 19th Century America

HealthLegal SystemMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Volume 1, Number 3 (1977) What this essay will attempt to show is that while, during the 19th century, the prohibition of sexual immorality played a comparatively unimportant role in American criminal law, the medical profession arrogated to itself the task of dealing with moral questions...
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Millenialism and the Progressive Movement

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard was seriously interested in a remarkably large array of topics, one of them being the effects of rival eschatological views during the Progressive era. The period was marked by four major eschatological views: postmillennialism, amillennialism, and the two forms of premillennialism...
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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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Markets, True and False: The Case of Yugoslavia

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will discuss the emergence and shortcomings of Yugoslav market socialism. The central theme is that markets without saleable property rights are an illusion. As Mises and Hayek have so clearly demonstrated, truly competitive markets require individual freedom and hence private property...
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Matter of Degree, Not Principle: The Founding of the American Liberty League

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
On October 29, 1929, the roof fell in on the booming American economy. A nation that since World War I had come to believe material progress was inevitable and unstoppable suddenly witnessed the most surreal of spectacles: panic on Wall Street. The change in economic conditions dashed the...
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Might versus Right

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Ludwig von Mises criticized the ‘old liberals’ for assuming the stance of a ‘perfect king’ whose only objective is to make his citizens happy. Mises contended that the fiction of the ‘perfect king’ contributed to the modern notion of a godlike state. Unfortunately, pretense to the crown of...
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