Libertarianism, Book/Article Reviews

New In the Journals – December 2011

This post continues the series started here, in which I present a selection of articles published or forthcoming in academic journals that might be of interest to readers of this blog.  As before, the focus is on articles in political philosophy, political theory, and legal theory.  And as before, if I’ve left out anything that you think our readers should take a look at, please feel free to share the information in the comments thread!

I decided not to post abstracts this time.  In almost every case, the abstract can obtained by clicking through, even in the case of gated links.

Arizona State Law Journal

  • Jacob Levy, “The Right to Be Dignified, or the Dignity of Liberty,” forthcoming. (Ungated link)
Econ Journal Watch, vol. 8, no. 3 (September 2011)
  • Symposium on “Property: A Bundle of Rights”?
  • The whole issue is online free here and includes essays by Robert Ellickson, Richard Epstein, and many others.  Also see the accompanying podcast here.
Journal of Business Ethics
  • Jason Brennan, “For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue,” forthcoming. (Gated link)
  • Benjamin Powell and Matt Zwolinski, “The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment,” forthcoming. (Gated link, Ungated link)
Journal of Moral Philosophy, vol. 8, no. 3 (2011)
  • Paula Casal, “Global Taxes on Natural Resources” (Gated link)
  • Hillel Steiner, “The Global Fund: A Reply to Casal” (Gated link)
  • Thomas Pogge, “Allowing the Poor to Share the Earth” (Gated link)
  • Kevin Vallier, “Against Public Reason Liberalism’s Accessibility Requirement” (Gated link, Ungated link)
Journal of Political Philosophy
  • Ian Carter, “Debate: The Myth of Merely Formal Freedom,” vol. 19, no. 4 (December, 2011). (Gated Link)
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
  • Rosemary Lowry and Martin Peterson, “Pure Time Preference,” vol. 92, no. 4 (December, 2011). (Gated link)
Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • David Estlund, “Human Nature and the Limits (If Any) of Political Philosophy,” vol. 39, no. 3 (Summer 2011). (Gated link)
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • Miriam Ronzoni, “Life Is Not a Camping Trip – On the Desirability of Cohenite Socialism,” forthcoming. (Gated link)
  • Lisa Herzog, “Higher and Lower Virtues In Commercial Society: Adam Smith and Motivation Crowding Out,” vol. 10, no. 4 (November, 2011). (Gated link)
  • Simon Brinbaum, “Should Surfers Be Ostracized? Basic Income, Liberal Neutrality, and the Work Ethos,” vol. 10, no. 4 (November, 2011). (Gated link)
  • Peter Vallentyne, “Enforcement Rights Against Non-Culpable Non-Just Intrusion,” vol. 24, no. 4. (Gated link)
Reason Papers, vol. 33 (Fall, 2011)
  • The entire issue is available as a free PDF here and contains a number of articles of interest.  Some highlights include:
  • Jennifer Baker, “Meaning in the Market: The Incompatibility of F.A. Hayek’s and Ayn Rand’s Accounts of the Free Market” (Ungated link)
  • Stephen Kershnar, “Libertarian Arguments for Anarchism” (Ungated link)
Studies in Emergent Order, vol. 4 (2011)
  • This issue is a symposium on Emily Chamlee-Wright’s excellent book, The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery, and contains articles by Bruce Caldwell, Christopher Coyne, Art Carden, Emily Skarbek, Steve Horwitz, and others.
  • The entire issue is available online for free here.
  • Anon

    I am not in favor of Matt Zwolinski’s defense of sweat shops. Libertarians are so typical. Anything that a liberal likes, a libertarian will argue will result in unintended consequences that outweighs any benefit.

    This predictable libertarian schtick is just plain old. It is no longer clever or cute, if it ever was.

    I wish Matt Zwolinski had to spend the rest of his life working in a sweat shop. If I were dictator, I would require it. He, after all, defends them. What better candidate to work in one?

    • Georgian Tutuianu

      I like your personal attack.

      If you are so confident in your position why not list the points where you think Matt Zwolinski goes wrong and I don’t know actually engage in a logical, reasoned, civil debate and or discussion? That would be the grown up intelligent thing to do.

      Please go on. I would love to hear what you have to say on the subject other than condemning people who share different beliefs than you to slavery and or imprisonment.

    • spawnoftheabscess

      Guest, your political allies will be happy to learn that readers here understand that you do not speak for them. This is what politics does to people. Guest began with simple disagreement, but moved to  ridicule, misrepresentation, and a fantasy about enslaving political opponents in work camps. Surreal stuff. 

  • Guys, could you provide the right link of Ian Carter’s paper?