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Revolution of Reason: Peter Gray, the Enlightenment, and the Ambiguities of Classical Liberalism

World History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In his seminal essay " Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty ", Professor Rothbard delineated a libertarian interpretation of history, an interpretation which saw the larger part of humanity's existence on earth before the 18th Century as dominated by a distinctive "Old Order". Whether in the...
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Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
When government monopolization of the roadways is discussed by economists, the "externalities" argument is usually raised. The argument is said to be simple, clear, and irrefutable. In fact, none of these terms really apply. Let us consider the argument closely. Volume 7, Number 1 (1983)
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Intelligence and Ethics: The Cia's Covert Operations

Big GovernmentU.S. History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper will examine the CIA's role in the international power struggle by briefly outlining the formation and early history of the CIA, then by discussing the developments of the last twenty years that led to the crisis, and next by examining the early attempts at control and reform. Finally I...
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Privatization of Municipality-Provided Services

Free MarketsTaxes and Spending

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The municipal reform movement of the progressive era succeeded in establishing local government monopoly in the provision of urban services. Competitive markets in such services as fire-fighting, street lighting, refuse removal, transit, and even policing then gave way to municipal bureaus and...
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Liberal Traditions in Polish Political Thought

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
It was in the circle of Polish economists that the notion of liberalism was first interpreted distinctly. In the first twenty tears of the nineteenth century they presents the ideological skeleton of liberalism which made possible a more definite portrayal of the entire phenomenon. Volume 5, Number...
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American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The growth of government during this century has attracted the attention of many scholars interested in explaining that growth and in proposing ways to limit it. As a result of this attention, the public choice literature has experienced an upsurge in the interest in anarchy and its implications...
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On Liberal and Democratic Nationhood

Monetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The consubstantiality of liberalism and democracy has become a modem religious dogma. It is a doctrine transcending established political divisions, and ever since the de-Sovietization of Eastern Europe that began last year American journalists of otherwise differing ideological persuasions have...
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Charles Dunoyer and French Classical Liberalism

BiographiesOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
(Barthelemy) Charles (Pierre Joseph) Dunoyer (1786-1862) was born on May 20, 1786 at Caremac in ancient Tureme (Quercy, Cahorsin), the present-day Lot. His father, Jean-Jacques- Philippe Dunoyer, was seigneur de Segonzac. Destined at an early age for the order of St. Jean de Malte, he began his...
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"Let the People See" Reflections on Ethnoreligious Forces in American Politics

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In a long editorial entitled "Let the People See," which appeared in the New York Tribune in 1852, Horace Greeley, the great editor and leader of the Whig party, gloomily evaluated his party's chances at the polls that autumn. He believed that in any work place, a machine shop for example, fifteen...
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F.A. Hayek on Liberty and Tradition

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One of the most salutary results of the recent revival of scholarly interest in the intellectual traditions of classical liberalism is that F.A. Hayek's social and political writings have begun to be taken as seriously as they deserve.' Reasons for this development are not hard to find. By any...
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