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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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Bagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten Politicians

BooksMarch 30, 2009
Burton Blumert offers his wide-ranging insights in this funny, charming, and also learned collection of essays from many years of writing.

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Toward a Libertarian Society

BooksJune 6, 2014
Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the present. He consistently applies the principles of libertarianism to every situation in a bold and...

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Liberty and the Great Libertarians

BooksFebruary 26, 2008
In 1913, Charles T. Sprading this book of remarkable prescience that anticipated the systematic development of an American libertarian tradition.

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Elements of Libertarian Leadership

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Life lived according to right principles can never be more than sporadic except as the ideal is sought for, held up, and used as a guide.

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For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people.

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

BooksJanuary 7, 2014
What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society?

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I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians

BooksJanuary 4, 2011
Walter Block leaned on 82 of the world's most prominent libertarian thinkers and asked them to tell their life stories with an eye to intellectual development...

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Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This short monograph is from a lecture presented at the 2004 Mises University, and transcribed by Revi N. Nair.

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Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.

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The Libertarian Principle of Secession

Mises DailyMarch 10, 2015
Secession, which is at the very heart of free enterprise and self-determination, has long been synonymous with libertarianism going back at least to Lysander Spooner. In the twentieth century, Frank Chodorov continued this tradition, and we should continue to do the same today.

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A Libertarian Case for Monarchy

Mises DailyJuly 12, 2011
As an exercise, I'll contend that constitutional monarchy can better preserve people's freedom and opportunities than democracy as it has turned out in practice...

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Libertarianism, Conservatism, and All That

Mises DailyNovember 16, 2004
Mises has long been identified with the political Right and American conservatism, writes Jude Blanchette. Mises, however, regarded himself as a liberal in the classical sense, and even used the world libertarian to describe his views.

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The Libertarian Forum, Preview Issue

JournalsMay 8, 2006
The Libertarian Forum, Preview Issue. March 1, 1969.

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Default! Default!

Institute PublicationsNovember 1, 2001
We will never resort to a bailout, said the Bush administration concerning the financial failures of the Argentinian government. That was one week before the same administration arranged an $8 billion line of credit for the same government.

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The Enterprise of Community: Market Competition, Land, and Environment

Institute Publications
We hear a lot of expressed concern about conserving the environment, but no one talks much about producing it. Why not manufacture it competitively and sell it in the free market like other goods and services—and even bundle it with product support? As a matter of fact, that is being done. It...

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Review of To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice by Bruce Benson

Institute Publications
This is the most important book on public policy to be published in a long time. Benson takes on the most pervasive government activity, the criminal justice system, and addresses the critical issue of our high crime rate. There are no clear “academic” solutions to this problem, but...

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License Tags and Free Speech

Institute PublicationsDecember 1, 2001
This past September, the state government of South Carolina came under fire for issuing a special license plate bearing the slogan "Choose Life." Affronted abortion-rights groups quickly filed suit, claiming that the state was violating the first and fourteenth amendments by failing to...

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Libertarians and the Authoritarian Personality

Institute Publications
Like the United States, Australia has a libertarian political party. As in the United States it is plagued with dissension and gets very few votes. Once called the Workers party, it is now called the Progress party. Upon its formation it was immediately identified by the press and much of the...

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Two Constructions of Libertarianism

JournalsFebruary 8, 2009
Abstract: The libertarian first principle—a belief in individual freedom—can lead to two different and not necessarily acceptable societies from the standpoint of liberty. One is the “Union of Liberty,” in which communities, associations, and intermediate bodies are held to...

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