Adam Smith’s Ethics: Happiness

by Paul Mueller on Oct 20, 2015

While Smith thought the state should be restricted to questions of commutative justice, he didn’t think other aspects of ethics were merely matters of taste.


Who is the Consumer?

by Adam Gurri on Oct 15, 2015

Some people express disdain for “consumers” and “consumption,” but being a consumer is really just going about the business of living.


Against “Grab World”

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 14, 2015

Is there a contradiction in forbidding aggression against persons and permitting people to defend their property with physical force? Not so, argues D’Amato.


Case(s) for Private Property

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 12, 2015

Are libertarians begging the question when they talk about what counts as aggression? Not so, argues D’Amato.


Property is Not a Second-Class Right

by Grant Babcock on Oct 6, 2015

For libertarians, property rights are deeply linked with our rights to bodily integrity, but for leftists, property rights aren’t seen as particularly important.


The Right to Rule

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 1, 2015

We reject the idea that some people are born superior to others, with a right to rule them. What, then, if anything, justifies a state’s power over its citizens?