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Two Views of Liberty, Occidental and Oriental (?)

02/13/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: This paper, by the late Bruno Leoni, was originally presented at a special meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society (Tokyo, Sept. 5–10, 1966), and was originally published in the Italian journal Il Politico in 1966. The paper displays Leoni’s fondness for Chinese culture, and is essentially a...
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"A Treatise for A New Age in Economic Theory" Review of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics by George Reisman.

02/11/2009Libertarian Papers
The book under review, Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics , has been in print since 1996. Its enormous size and the vast array of topics covered suggest enormous scholarship and devotion. Its expressed purpose is a thorough integration of leading economic phenomena into one unified theory of the...
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The Role of Subscription-Based Patrol and Restitution in the Future of Liberty

02/11/2009Libertarian Papers
Market anarchists are often keen to know how we might rid ourselves of the twin evils institutionalized in the state: taxation and monopoly. A possible future history for North America is suggested, focusing upon the implications of the establishment of a subscription-based patrol and restitution...
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Review of Ordered Anarchy: Jasay and his Surroundings by Aschwin De Wolf

02/11/2009Libertarian Papers
Ordered Anarchy is not just a well deserved tribute to the greatest social thinker of our time, but the high quality of its contributions also makes it a powerful collection of essays in the classical liberal tradition. To avoid boring the reader too much, I will not extensively review each of the...
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Two Constructions of Libertarianism

02/08/2009Libertarian Papers
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 rigorous standards of...
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Globalization and Peace: A Hayekian Perspective

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: In his Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1967, p.168), Nobel Prize laureate Friedrich A. von Hayek explains that “from the first establishment of (trade) which served reciprocal but not common purposes, a process has been going on for millennia which, by making rules of...
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Observations on Professor Hayek’s Plan

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: This memorandum was written at the request of Henry Hazlitt to provide Mises’s comments on and concerns about F.A. Hayek’s initial proposals for what became the Mont Pèlerin Society . Mises stresses that those who favor liberty and freedom and oppose totalitarianism must also oppose...
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Present Payments, Past Wrongs: Correcting Loose Talk about Nozick and Rectification

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: It is widely thought that Robert Nozick’s views on rectification of past injustices are of critical importance to his theory of distributive justice, even perhaps justifying wholesale redistributive taxes in the present because of the undoubted injustices that have pervaded much past...
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A Revealing Window on the U.S. Economy in Depression and War: Hours Worked, 1929–1950

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Many years after the Great Depression and World War II, controversy continues to swirl as scholars, pundits, and ordinary citizens look back at the watershed events of the 1930s and 1940s.
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Libertarianism and the Possibility of the Legitimate State

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: The classical formulation of libertarianism seems to be incompatible with the requirements of political legitimacy. Some libertarians have endorsed this result, denying that the state is legitimate. This paper argues, however, that the particular nature of that incompatibility represents...
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