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On Libertarian Socialism

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 23, 2013

D’Amato explores the history of individualist anarchism and “voluntary socialism.”

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What Politics Is

by Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 3, 2013

Politics is what you get when you add violence to discourse.

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The Inhumanity of Politics

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 26, 2013

Politics encourages us to dehumanize our opponents and, as a result, we dehumanize ourselves.

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Karl Polanyi’s Great Error

by Alex Nowrasteh on Sep 23, 2013

Arguments about the role of markets in history need to move past Karl Polanyi.

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Making the World Better

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 18, 2013

Powell critiques an attack on libertarianism that charges libertarians with wanting to destroy society in order to live in a world without cooperation.

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Karl Polanyi’s Battle with Economic History

by Alex Nowrasteh on Sep 12, 2013

Karl Polanyi’s The Great Transformation provides a foundation for much anti-market rhetoric. The problem is, the book’s claims don’t hold up.

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Picking up Demos’s Gauntlet

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 11, 2013

Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.

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“I Have a Dream,” 50 Years Later

by Jonathan Blanks on Aug 28, 2013

Jonathan Blanks examines the complaints in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech on its 50th anniversary.

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How Not to Argue Against Libertarianism

by Aaron Ross Powell on Aug 15, 2013

Cogently attacking libertarianism means, at the very least, wrestling with what libertarians actually believe.

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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.