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Liberalism versus Democracy

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A process that drew attention at the turn of the century, and even earlier, was the movement from a bourgeois liberal society into a mass-democratic society. Not all of those who observed this process made the same judgments about it. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)
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From Hollis and Nell to Hollis and Mises

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Establishment economics is in a much deserved state of disarray. While the natural sciences have made remarkable progress in the 20th century, the mainstream social sciences remain impotent to solve the real and worsening political/ economic problems of our time. Emphasis on fundamental...
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Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
This paper traces Spencer's theory of causation through various disciplines, with special emphasis on Spencer's "scientific" system of ethics — something he regarded as the crowning achievement of his life's work. I shall attempt to explain Spencer rather than criticize him. His theories are...
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Principle and Expediency: The State Department and Palestine, 1948

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
According to the conventional wisdom, the United Nations in effect established the state of Israel, doing so when the General Assembly voted for the partition of Palestine in November of 1947. President Truman ardently and consistently believed in a Zionist state, and hence was taken aback when...
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Enforced Equality Or—Justice?

Big GovernmentMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In the Preface to me Mirage of Social Justice, the second volume of his trilogy on Law,Legislation and Liberty, F. A. Hayek explained that "circumstances have contributed to delay the publication of the second volume of this work." The chief circumstance was "dissatisfaction with the original...
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The Proprietary Theory of Justice in the Libertarian Tradition

Legal SystemPrivate Property

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The central ideas of contemporary libertarianism have taken many centuries to evolve. The single most important aspect of libertarian theory to have emerged during this time is the concept of proprietary justice. The proprietary theory of justice is concerned with just one thing: the crucial...
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A Groundwork for Rights: Man's Natural End

Philosophy and Methodology

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Murray Rothbard, in a paper entitled "The Ethics of Liberty," argued that the standard for moral goodness is set by man's nature. Whatever fulfills the nature of a living thing is good, and whatever diminishes the nature of a living thing is bad. When the living thing in question is a human being...
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From Theory to Reality: Barriers Confronting Libertarians

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Classical Liberalism, especially of the Austrian inclination, and Libertarianism are by now recognized as the most influential research traditions of our time. While it would be superfluous here to repeat the reasons for such widespread significance, it should not be overlooked that, so far, the...
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Influence of Cantillon's Essai on the Methodology of J.B. Say: A Comment on Liggio

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
One of the most important areas in which Cantillon influenced J. B. Say involves a set of issues which receives no explicit treatment in the Essai . I refer to the distinctive and pathbreaking methodology employed by Cantillon in his treatise. Volume 7, Number 2 (1985)
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Posing the Problem: The Impossibility of Economic Calculation under Socialism

Other Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
For industry to be operated effectively, it is necessary that those in charge be able to perform "economic calculation." It does not matter at all, for the purposes of this argument, whether "those in charge" are professional managers, acquisitive capitalists, workers' councils or other...
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