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Rejoinder to Hoppe on Immigration

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

01/01/2011The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The present paper is the continuation of an intra-libertarian debate over immigration.
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Contra Spooner

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/31/2006The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The inability of modern philosophers to furnish any kind of argument for the maintenance of a government is a notorious weakness.
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18_3_1_3.pdf

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The Impossibility of the State

Political Theory

07/20/2005The Journal of Libertarian Studies
skjar Microsoft Word - 019-034 Brewster on impossibility _16-3_ Final.doc
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16_3_2_3.pdf

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Punishment and Proportionality: the Estoppel Approach

Legal System

03/01/1998The Journal of Libertarian Studies
No doubt punishment serves many purposes. It can deter crime and prevent the offender from committing further crimes. Punishment can even rehabilitate some criminals, if it is not capital. It can satisfy a victim’s longing for revenge, or his relatives’ desire to avenge. Punishment can also be used...
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12_1_3_0.pdf

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Why Race Matters: A Preview

02/26/1996The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 12, Number 2 (Fall 1996)
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Professor Kroy on Contract and Freedom: Comment

05/22/1977The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Volume 1, Number 3 (1977)
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1_3_6.pdf

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Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies: Law without Government

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
If law exists only where there are state-backed courts and codes, then every primitive society was lawless. Indeed, one widely held definition or "theory" of law is that "the rule of law simply means the 'existence of public order.' It means organized government, operating through the various...
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Could There Be Universal Natural Rights?

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper is a consideration of whether there could be such universal and natural human rights, or whether such a suggestion is indeed "simple nonsense." So on this occasion no attempt will be made definitively to establish what, if any, there actually are. Volume 6, Number 3 (1982)
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Specialization and the Division of Labor In the Social Thought of Plato and Rousseau

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The differing attitudes of Plato and Rousseau toward specialization and the division of labor color their views on who should formulate policy on political questions. In the theories of each thinker, the observations and evaluations made in such areas of social life as the production and exchange...
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Austrian Monopoly Theory — A Critique

Monopoly and CompetitionPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
There are two views of monopoly within what might be called the broad Austrian camp. According to the Mises-Kirzner view, monopoly price can exist on the free market, and a necessary part of its definition is a purposeful withholding of resources on the part of the monopolist. Rothbard, however,...
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