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State Thugs and the Purpose of Government

by Aaron Ross Powell on Aug 9, 2013

Big government makes it easy to forget what government’s for—and that allows state agents to get away with truly awful acts.

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No Man Is an Island (Not Even Libertarians)

by Aaron Ross Powell on Jul 18, 2013

Libertarians reject an expansive state. But this doesn’t mean they reject social bonds or the benefits of working with others to achieve common goals.

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Rand Paul, the Confederacy, and Liberty

by Jason Kuznicki on Jul 9, 2013

Jason Kuznicki argues that “anyone who cares about human liberty—to whatever degree—ought to despise the Confederacy.”

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Why the Government is So Often Vicious and Foolish

by Aaron Ross Powell on Jun 6, 2013

Government’s very nature attracts the vicious, corrupts the virtuous, and encourages foolish decisions—so we should limit its power as much as possible.

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A (Revised) Theory of Justice

by Brian Kogelmann on Jun 6, 2013

The classic argument John Rawls sets out in A Theory of Justice provides a strong foundation for libertarianism, Kogelmann says.