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On The Concept of Causality in the Criminal Law

08/11/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Adolf Reinach (1883–1917) was a German phenomenologist and legal theorist. This is a previously-unpublished translation (by Dr. Berit Brogaard ) of Reinach’s 1905 dissertation for his PhD earned under Theodor Lipps at the University of Munich, which was published as “ Über den...
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Feser on Rothbard as a Philosopher

08/08/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: In “ Rothbard as a philosopher ” (Feser 2006) Edward Feser harshly criticises the philosophical abilities of Murray Rothbard. According to Feser, Rothbard seems unable to produce arguments that don’t commit obvious fallacies or produces arguments that fail to address certain obvious...
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Reply to Matt Mortellaro on "Block’s Paradox": Causation, Responsibility, Libertarian Law, Entrapment, Threats and Blackmail

08/06/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Matt Mortellaro’s “ Causation and Responsibility: A New Direction ” is a brilliant Rothbardian analysis that makes numerous new and important points. It also critiques some of my own previous publications. In this piece I focus on Mortellaro’s rejoinders to me, and set forth a defense of...
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Gold, the Golden Rule, and Government: Civil Society and the End of the State

08/06/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Properly speaking, money and law are natural outgrowths of human society, evolving over time via the voluntary cooperation that lies at the heart of the social enterprise. And as gold and the golden rule have for millennia formed the basis, respectively, of society’s money and law, they...
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The Ethics of US Monetary Policy in Response to the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009

07/17/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Since the financial crisis first erupted in the summer of 2007, the US Federal Reserve has sought to contain negative spillovers into the real economy by dramatically loosening monetary policy. Initially, this was done by lowering its key lending rates, but as the crisis has worsened, and...
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Mercantilism, Corporations, and Liberty: The Fallacies of "Lochnerian" Antitrust

07/17/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Progressive legal theorist Daniel Crane has argued that libertarians who believe that monopoly results from government intervention should accept antitrust law because the monopoly problem is a result of state government passage of General Incorporation Acts after the Civil War. The...
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The Rocky Road to Paradise: Why Economic Liberalization is Interrupted

07/15/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Despite evidence that free market policies improve overall welfare, much of the world is making little progress in reducing state economic controls. Short-term transition costs may be the reason. A simple model demonstrates that it may be rational to weight these costs more heavily than...
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Why Pr. Block Is Not Entirely Right and Pr. Tullock Is Completely Wrong: The Case for Road Privatization

06/19/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: The private provision of road services and road privatisation has been extensively studied and has generated numerous debates among scholars. Block and Tullock exchanged on the possibility of having a completely privatised road system. Tullock defends the idea such a system is not viable...
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“Milton Friedman & the Human Good”

06/13/2009Libertarian Papers
I wish to consider the skeptical stance on "sinning," or virtue and vice, is it correct, and if not, whether it follows that liberty must be sacrificed?
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On the Possibility of Assigning Probabilities to Singular Cases, or: Probability Is Subjective Too!

06/13/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Both Ludwig von Mises and Richard von Mises claimed that numerical probability could not be legitimately applied to singular cases. This paper challenges this aspect of the von Mises brothers’ theory of probability. It is argued that their denial that numerical probability could be...
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