Neera K. Badhwar explores how the distinction between fully voluntary actions and actions done under duress applies to market exchanges.
We should never forget that the state is an institution for compelling people to act against their will.
Does the non-aggression principle prohibit all pollution, including industry, driving, and flashlights?
Powell argues against paternalism, demonstrating that it is little more than a way to impose your values on others.
Libertarian philosophy is a “big tent” and we can learn much from philosophers we may disagree with.
It is important to argue clearly, not loudly.
J. C. Lester Responds to Matt Zwolinski, Part 1: The Maximization of Liberty, Defining Coercion, and Voluntary Rights Forfeiture
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.