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Stephen P. Halbrook

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Left Hegelianism, Arab Nationalism, and Labor Zionism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A significant portion of the conflicting leftist ideologies of the contemporary Middle East -in particular, the socialist philosophies of both Arabs and Israelis-is an outgrowth of nineteenth-century social theories and philosophies of history originating from a group of individuals who at one...


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Alienation of a Home-land: How Palestine Became Israel

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the Palestinian question, and the crux of the Palestinian question is: who justly owns the land of Israel or Palestine? The parties involved in the Middle East struggle are cognizant of the centrality of the land question. Volume 5, Number 4 (1981)


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Tyranny and the Monopoly of Arms

Free MarketsInterventionism

12/18/2012Mises Daily Articles
What, then, is the real reason why the power elite wants to leave the people defenseless? It has already been observed that guns are necessary for peaceful individuals to protect themselves from criminals. But who has been the most ferocious criminal in history? It is obvious: the State!
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The "Externalities" Argument

10/27/2003Mises Daily Articles
Many economists use the idea of externalities as the basis for public policy recommendations: a tax or subsidy to "make up" the external costs. In fact, most government functions at one time or another have been justified on the basis of externalities. But Jacob Halbrooks asks: do externalities...
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Value and the Environment

Capital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

03/27/2002Mises Daily Articles
In the real world, human action can only manifest itself through material objects; man must utilize the resources that nature gives in order to employ means. If man desires to live, he must obtain food, shelter, and other physical necessities. On the most fundamental level, to exist in this...
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