The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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The Ethics of Public Spending

LibertarianismTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Is it justifiable to accept money from government? Almost always, say Jonathan Gress and Walter Block--but not for everyone.
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The Populist Case for the Gold Standard

Monetary PolicyGold StandardOther Schools of Thought

05/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Monetary reform leading to a gold standard, which would solve numerous problems resulting from the present fiat money order, needs to become a populist issue to enjoy success.
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The Political Animal: Aristotelian Metaphysics for Austrian Schoolmen

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

05/26/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Metaphysical principles of political life discovered by Aristotle and clarified by Thomas Aquinas can provide a framework of political philosophy that is compatible with the Austrian school.
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jls_24_2_accad.pdf

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The Theory of the Political Spectrum

Economic FreedomProperty RightsSocialism

05/26/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Using an unbiased rubric to evaluate political doctrines reveals that spectrum polarization depends on three conditions: attitudes toward private property, individual freedom, and wealth redistribution.
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The Right to Property

Property Rights

11/05/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The slave is a slave because his body is owned by someone else, and that owner is not the rightful owner. Slavery is theft, and theft is also slavery. Slavery exists wherever theft exists, and socialism is theft writ large.
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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

LibertarianismPhilosophyStrategy

11/05/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
While the present democratic social order may be the technologically most advanced civilization, it most certainly is not the most advanced socially. The principal counterstrategy of recivilization must be a return to “normality” by means of decentralization.
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The Libertarian Legacy of the Old Right: Democracy and Representative Government

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/20/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What is the relationship between libertarianism and democracy? This article unveils a well-consolidated tradition of criticism of democracy within libertarian political philosophy.
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The Inescapability of Law, and of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

01/10/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Murray Rothbard Memorial Lecture, delivered at the 2019 Austrian Economics Research Conference, discusses anarchistic arguments against the classical liberal and social democratic conceptions of the state.
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The Heterodox "Fourth Paradigm" of Libertarianism: An Abstract Eleutherology Plus Critical Rationalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

01/02/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Untangling the libertarian concepts of interpersonal liberty, this article proposes a new paradigm of libertarianism to solve the old one's problems.
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The Austrian Theory of Efficiency and the Role of Government

11/09/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If one starts with a different view of efficiency and market optimality than the accepted notion of perfect competition then an entirely different set of conclusions relative to government intervention can be reached.
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