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Carl Watner

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 Carl Watner is from Baltimore, Maryland.

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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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Do We Consent to Government by Refusing to Emigrate?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology


John Locke was ridiculed for suggesting that people "consent" to their government by not emigrating. Hume suggested this theory could be used to claim consent for even the most outrageous tyrants.

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The Radical Libertarian Tradition in Antislavery Thought

World HistoryPrivate PropertyProduction Theory

04/10/2019The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The radicals advocated the right of the slaves to rebel, either individually or en masse , and to resort to violence in their own self-defense, and to call on those outside the slave system to come to their assistance.


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"Come What, Come Will!" Richard Overton, Libertarian Leveller

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

09/29/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Ron Paul of his era, Richard Overton, in both word and deed, was a fearless man, true to his ideals of justice, without regard for personal consequence.


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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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