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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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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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Why Libertarians Should Reject Positive Rights

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: Maloberti, in “Why Libertarians Should Accept Positive Rights” argues that, as normally presented, libertarianism entails anarchism. He argues that libertarians should, therefore, accept a limited form of positive rights, which will allow for the creation of a libertarian government. In...
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Austrian Economics—The Ultimate Achievement of an Intellectual Journey

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Volume 1, Article 9 (2009) I cannot begin my lecture without first expressing all my deep gratitude to the Mises Institute, which honors me so much by presenting me the Gary G. Schlarbaum Award. And my gratitude is also addressed to Mr. Gary Schlarbaum who has so generously founded this award...
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Dead End Street Blues

02/04/2009Libertarian Papers
Abstract: The long stagflation in the nineteen-seventies broke the Keynesian hold on economic policy. Last year we witnessed the spectacular unraveling of neo-liberal policies of manipulating money and credit. While these episodes might be studied to explain the specific weaknesses and errors of...
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