We are happy to announce that Libertarian Papers has been chosen for inclusion in the web archives of the Library of Congress. This means that, once archived, the complete journal will be available indefinitely both to researchers at Library facilities and by special arrangement. Of course, because Libertarian Papers uses an open-access format, the use of our content is not restricted to begin with, but we are nevertheless happy that the research we publish will be archived alongside numerous other important publications and records of note in the Library. Naturally, there is some irony in the fact that the Library of Congress wishes to preserve our content, but we take this new attention to be an indication of the increasing relevance of the research we publish.
Libertarian Papers is delighted to welcome Allen Mendenhall to our editorial board.
Allen Mendenhall is a staff attorney to Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama and an adjunct professor at Faulkner University, where he has taught in the law school, the English Department, and the Department of Humanities. He earned his Ph.D. in English from Auburn University, M.A.and J.D. from West Virginia University, LL.M. from Temple University, and B.A. from Furman University. Author of hundreds of publications, including the book Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism (2014), he lives in Auburn, Alabama. Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.
Allen has already distinguished himself as a pioneer of libertarian literary criticism. You can read Jo Ann Cavallo’s glowing review of his book here.
We are happy to announce that Volume 6 of Libertarian Papers is now available in a print edition. This volume contains all Libertarian Papers articles for 2014, including contributions by Arthur M. Diamond, Jonathan Newman, Stephen Cox, Jo Ann Cavallo, Shawn Ritenour, and many others.
Paper and ebook versions of past volumes of Libertarian Papers are also available here.
We are delighted to welcome Jason Jewell to our editorial board.
Jason Jewell is Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of Humanities at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. He is also an Associated Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a faculty member of Tom Woods’s Liberty Classroom, where he is currently preparing a course on the history of libertarianism. His writings have appeared in numerous publications. Most recently, he contributed an essay on the libertarian perspective to Christian Faith and Social Justice: Five Views (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).
We are happy to announce that Volume 5 of Libertarian Papers is now available in a print edition. This volume contains all Libertarian Papers articles for 2013, including contributions by Walter Block, Paul Gottfreid, Stephan Kinsella, Xavier Méra, Jan Narveson, Ben O’Neill, Jakub Wisniewski, and many others.
Paper and ebook versions of past volumes of Libertarian Papers are also available.
We proudly welcome Ed Younkins to the editorial board of Libertarian Papers.
Edward W. Younkins is professor of accountancy and director of graduate programs in the Department of Business at Wheeling Jesuit University. He is the founder of the university’s undergraduate degree program in political and economic philosophy. He is also the founding director of the university’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.) programs.
The author of numerous articles in accounting and business journals, his free-market-oriented articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. He is the author of Capitalism and Commerce: Conceptual Foundations of Free Enterprise (2002), Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism’s Philosophers and Economists (2008), Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society: Toward a Synthesis of Aristotelianism, Austrian Economics, and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism (2011), and Exploring Capitalist Fiction: Business Through Literature and Film (2014). He has also edited Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond (2005), and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion (2007).
In addition to earning state and national honors for his performances on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams, respectively, Dr. Younkins also received the Outstanding Educator Award for 1997 from the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
We are delighted to welcome Sheldon Richman to our board of editors.
Sheldon is vice president of The Future of Freedom Foundation and editor of FFF’s monthly journal, Future of Freedom. For 15 years he was editor of The Freeman, published by the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York. He is the author of FFF’s award-winning book Separating School & State: How to Liberate America’s Families; Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax; and Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State. Calling for the abolition, not the reform, of public schooling. Separating School & State has become a landmark book in both libertarian and educational circles. In his column in the Financial Times, Michael Prowse wrote: “I recommend a subversive tract, Separating School & State by Sheldon Richman of the Cato Institute, a Washington think tank… I also think that Mr. Richman is right to fear that state education undermines personal responsibility…” Sheldon’s articles on economic policy, education, civil liberties, American history, foreign policy, and the Middle East have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Scholar, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Times, The American Conservative, Insight, Cato Policy Report, Journal of Economic Development, The Freeman, The World & I, Reason, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Middle East Policy, Liberty magazine, and other publications. He is also a contributor to the The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. A former newspaper reporter and senior editor at the Cato Institute and the Institute for Humane Studies, Sheldon is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.
Libertarian Papers is starting the new year by unveiling our new website at libertarianpapers.org. We have kept the simple design of the old site while streamlining the user experience and improving the look and feel. We have also added some new features to improve functionality, including author tags allowing you to easily find articles from specific contributors.
This is the first of many plans to enhance the reach of the journal in the coming year. We are also expanding our editorial board, starting with the addition of outstanding scholars like Anthony Gregory. More announcements are on the way in the coming months, so be sure to follow us as we continue our mission to promote high-quality, thought-provoking research in libertarian ideas.
Thank you for your support, and we hope you’ll join us in our effort to advance the scholarly discourse on liberty.
Libertarian Papers is proud to welcome Anthony Gregory to its editorial board.
Anthony is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the author of the Institute book The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He appears in the Institute’s Independent Watch videos and blogs regularly at The Beacon. In addition, he is a policy adviser for the Future of Freedom Foundation and a Fellow at the Center for a Stateless Society. He has written articles for The Atlantic, Washington Times, Bloomberg Business Week, Christian Science Monitor, San Diego Union Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Huffington Post, American Conservative, Human Events, Counterpunch, Antiwar.com, LewRockwell.com, Mises.org, The Freeman, Liberty, Reason.com, The Independent Review, and The Journal of Libertarian Studies. He earned his B.A. in American history at the University of California at Berkeley.
We are happy to announce that Volume 4 of Libertarian Papers is now available in a print edition. This volume contains all Libertarian Papers articles for 2012, including contributions by Per Bylund, James Rolph Edwards, J.C. Lester, Nahshon Perez, Michael F. Reber, Timothy Terrell, Clarence E. Wunderlin, and many others.
Paper and ebook versions of past volumes of Libertarian Papers are also available.
As part of our ongoing effort to increase the presence of libertarian scholarship in the academic community, we are pleased to announce that Libertarian Papers has been added to two new research databases. The journal is now listed in The International Directory of Philosophy, and also has a new entry in the comprehensive journal database JournalSeek.
The O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship is awarded annually by the Ludwig von Mises Institute. This year’s recipients are Thorsten Polleit and Jonathan Mariano, for their 2011 Libertarian Papers article, “Credit Default Swaps from the Viewpoint of Libertarian Property Rights and Contract Theory.” Congratulations to the authors!
There have been some recent alterations to the Libertarian Papers website which may be of interest to readers and authors. Below are listed some of the most significant changes:
1) Although articles will continue to be published as soon as they complete the peer-review process, issue numbers and continuous page references are being added for each new volume, starting with volume 4. Consequently, the citation style for volumes 4 onward conforms to standard journal format. Information on old and new citations is available on the web pages of the different volumes, as well as those of individual articles.
2) The guidelines for manuscript submission have been updated and clarified.
3) The “About” page has been revised to include an “Aims and Scope” section.