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Canadian Medicare as a Model for the United States

HealthTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

11/08/2018Mises Media
In this 42-minute talk, Canadian historian and political scientist Ronald Hamowy discusses the basics of how Canadian healthcare works, plus the many rarely-mentioned true costs of the system.
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The Hayekian Model of Government in an Open Society

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/23/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The central problem that confronts modern libertarian political theory is how to place limits on the number and kinds of intrusions in which government may engage — and how to ensure that it will confine itself to these limits.


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Medicine and the Crimination of Sin: "Self-abuse" in 19th Century America

HealthLegal SystemMedia and Culture

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Volume 1, Number 3 (1977) What this essay will attempt to show is that while, during the 19th century, the prohibition of sexual immorality played a comparatively unimportant role in American criminal law, the medical profession arrogated to itself the task of dealing with moral questions...


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Some Comments on the Rhetoric of the Environmental Movement

The EnvironmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The following essay attempts to touch on one aspect of modern environmentalism and to examine it against the backdrop of the values associated with a truly liberal society. What I hope to do is to explore certain traits common to the rhetoric of the environmental movement that I find particularly...


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The Early Development of Medical Licensing Laws in the United States 1875-1900

EducationFree MarketsHealthU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The condition of the American medical profession at the close of the Civil War was, in almost every particular, significantly different from that which obtains today. The profession was, throughout the country, unlicensed and anyone who had the inclination to set himself up as a physician could do...


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