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Carl Watner

Works Published inThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

 Carl Watner is from Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Territorial Assumption: Rationale for Conquest

Big GovernmentFree MarketsPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The classic definition of the State involves two elements: a coercive monopolization of defense services over a given geographic area, and the imposition of coercive revenue collection from all of the area’s inhabitants. As Murray Rothbard has pointed out, even if taxes were voluntary, the...
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22_1_12.pdf

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Without Firing a Single Shot: Societal Defense and Voluntaryist Resistance

Free MarketsWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One might ask: why has there been so little consideration of nonviolent resistance among libertarians? Is it because they are so enamored of the concept of self-defense that they automatically assume that violence in the sphere of self-protection should be automatically extended to national defense...
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20_3_2.pdf

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Quod Omnes Tangit: Consent Theory in the Radical Libertarian Tradition in the Middle Ages

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In this article, medieval thinkers will be explored and how they dealt with these ideas, and developed them into the concept that “political legitimacy is grounded in the free consent of the governed”. Volume 19, Number 2 (2005)
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19_2_4.pdf

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"All Mankind is One": The Libertarian Tradition in Sixteenth Century Spain

World HistoryMonetary TheoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It would probably be looked upon as unusual to associate sixteenth century Spain with the libertarian tradition. However, during that time there arose a school of natural law thinkers and activists who espoused a universal ethic of freedom, which they saw as applicable to all mankind. Volume 8,...
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8_2_9_0.pdf

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"Oh, Ye Are For Anarchy!": Consent Theory In the Radical Libertarian Tradition

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The twentieth century libertarian movement has experienced an ongoing debate between the minarchists, the advocates of "limited" government, and the anarchists, who argue that the ultimate implications of libertarian principles are "no" government. Few of the parties to these arguments realize that...
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