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Who Should Decide What Goes into a Can of Tomatoes? Food Laws from a Voluntaryist Perspective

LawU.S. HistoryInterventionism

11/05/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper recounts the history of food inspection from a voluntaryist perspective. In England and the United States, the efforts to achieve food safety have relied upon two main methods: education and legislation. Governments did nothing that could not be done on the free market.
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Wilsonianism: The Legacy that Won't Die

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

04/06/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
As Americans it behooves us to reassess the Wilsonian democratic legacy. More than an ephemeral aspect of our national past, it may be the fate that we have never escaped.
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War Communism to NEP: The Road From Serfdom

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In March 1921, V. I. Lenin, ruler of revolutionary Russia, stood before the Tenth Congress of the Bolshevik Party and dramatically admitted that something had gone awry with the Revolution. The new policy he unveiled that day admitted not only that the Bolsheviks had failed to ignite a world- wide...
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Woodrow Wilson's Defeat in Yugoslavia: The End of a Multicultural Utopia

Media and CultureWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The violent breakup of Yugoslavia illustrates the growing difficulty of theorizing about the future of multi-ethnic states. Who would have predicted that Yugoslavia, which until recently had been hailed as a "model multi-ethnic socialist state," would come to an end, only seventy-three years after...
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White Male Privilege? A Social Construct for Political Oppression

Media and CultureInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Each day in America, white males face government-sponsored discrimination. If in high school, the white male may be denied a chance to apply for special programs because he is not a preferred minority, or in some cases, a female. There are scholarships available, but many cannot be awarded to white...
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Whither anarchy? Has Robert Nozick justified the state?

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One can appreciate Anarchy, State and Utopia by Robert Nozick on many levels. Its emphasis on individual freedom is a refreshing change of pace. It questions assumptions that have long been sacrosanct. It puts forth a theory of entitlement which is nothing short of remarkable in this day...
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West's "Cantillon and Adam Smith": A Comment

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Students and admirers of Adam Smith will welcome Edwin West's reappraisal of the relationship between Smith and Cantillon. They have come to expect that each new effort by West will be a treat, and they have come to accept that each will be ever so slightly biased in favor of Smith. West's readers...
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William Wollaston on Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In the pages of an obscure book first published in 1722, there lurks one of the finest essays on property rights ever penned. The book is The Religion of Nature Delineated , by William Wollaston. Since Wollaston's property theory is an extension of his ethical theory, it is necessary to...
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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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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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