Powell looks at the “entitlement theory” of justice and the closing words of Anarchy, State and Utopia on how the minimal state can inspire us.
Zwolinski continues his discussion with David Friedman, arguing that there are situations where the presumption of freedom can be overridden.
Friedman continues his debate with Matt Zwolinski over property rights.
Friedman furthers his argument on private property, drawing a moral distinction between uncreated and created property.
Friedman critiques Matt Zwolinski’s essay on the complicated nature of private property.
Zwolinksi argues that libertarians are right to support private property, but also that private property is more complicated than we sometimes think.
A summary of the arguments of Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State and Utopia.
Powell explores different visions of liberty and discusses why libertarians value negative liberties over more intrusive positive liberties.
Libertarianism is part of the liberal tradition, and we should be proud of that.
Do libertarians possess psychological traits that make them particularly good at solving policy problems?
Sanchez examines the question, concluding that intellectuals support government intervention because it makes their work have greater importance.
Powell disputes the notion that libertarians always view the government as bad, arguing that it is coercion, no matter the source, that is harmful.
Kuznicki critiques two aspects of Ayn Rand’s foreign policy views.
Powell encourages skepticism about politicians and their claims.
Smith pays tribute to Roy Childs.
Schuler pays tribute to Roy Childs.