The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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European Unification as the New Frontier of Collectivism

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

07/28/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Present-day prophets of a united Europe share with past conquerors like Napoleon and Hitler a strong preference for a society directed, more or less violently, by a small political elite. All in the name of "eternal peace."
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Enforced Equality or—Justice?

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

05/27/2021The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The expression "social justice" does appear to be employed by a great many people as almost synonymous with the word "equality. " But if equality is the same thing as social justice, then social justice can't be justice at all.
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Editorial

Political Theory

12/20/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The JLS has been revived under a new editor and the same goal of expanding the role and understanding of libertarianism.
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Editorial

Education

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies has been founded not simply to provide an outlet for scholarship and research that may be unpopular in a particular discipline. It is the belief that there is a new and growing interdisciplinary discipline—libertarianism—enriched by contributions in each...
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Equality and Equal Opportunity

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Not even the most doctrinaire egalitarian will deny that heredity affects, if it does not deter- mine, individual intelligence, strength, vitality, and the capacity to develop certain skills. There are three other dimensions of inequality, how- ever, which are universal, and yet commonly over-...
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English Individualists As They Appear in Liberty

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Liberty , an international clearinghouse for libertarian ideas during the almost three decades of its existence (1881-1908), reported on and editorialized about the ideology and politics of the English individualist movement. The purpose of this paper is to bring to light some of the...
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Entrepreneurial Activity and American Economic Progress

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It is to some extent heartening to know that economists are once again concerned with entrepreneurship and its role in economic life. Lest one be over- whelmed with joy, though, it is useful to recall that economists have toyed with this subject before, and with little enough direct impact upon the...
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Explaining the Antiwar Movement, 1939-1941: The Next Assignment

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Few years in the history of the world have been as significant as the years 1939-1941. Not only did a cataclysmic conflict break out, far more worthy of being called a genuine world war than its predecessor, but large areas of the globe changed hands. By the end of 1941, a new German Empire...
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Empire or Liberty: The Anti-federalists and Foreign Policy, 1787-1788

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Historians increasingly recognize the important role that considerations of foreign policy played in shaping the Constitution.' Leading Federalists, many of whom had had experience abroad negotiating treaties or procuring foreign loans, were acutely sensitive to the demands of power politics and...
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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 through the various...
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