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The Myth of Apolitical Pragmatism

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 15, 2015

The partisans of “reasonable” technocracy often hide their desire to dominate others behind a disdain for “ideology” and “politics.”



Politics is Destroying Your Soul

by Aaron Ross Powell on Jul 9, 2015

Politics doesn’t just make the world around us worse. It makes us worse, as well.


The Psychology of Freedom: An Introduction

by Sharon Presley on Jul 7, 2015

Presley begins a series of posts describing a “psychology of freedom” and explaining its relevance to libertarianism more broadly.


Reflections on Freedom of Religion

by George H. Smith on Jul 3, 2015

Smith explains how government is responsible for many of the current controversies over religious freedom.


Anarchism and Minarchism in Libertarian History

by David S. D’Amato on Jul 1, 2015

The dividing line between the champions of the night-watchman state and those of the stateless society is not as hard and fast as might have been supposed.


Why Decentralism? Beyond Left and Right

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 29, 2015

An emphasis on decentralization unites radicals on left and right in American politics, while moderates support central power.


The Dearth of the Unimproved World

by Jason Kuznicki on Jun 25, 2015

Civilization—mankind’s escape from the crushing poverty of the state of nature—depends on economic freedom and the institutions that support it.


The Capabilities Approach and Libertarianism

by Paul Crider on Jun 19, 2015

We want to describe a society not only where nobody’s rights are violated, but where everyone – even the least of those among us – is living well.


Human, Transhuman, Transgender

by Jason Kuznicki on Jun 10, 2015

Humans have always used technology to change nature, both the external environment and our own bodies.


Classical Elite Theory and Libertarianism

by David S. D’Amato on Jun 3, 2015

Classical elites and libertarians both agree that oligarchic rulers are corrupt. However, the two groups also have a fundamental disagreement.


Magnanimous in Victory, Gracious in Defeat

by Helen Dale on Jun 2, 2015

Violence isn’t a proper response to losing an election, and using the law to coerce one’s political enemies isn’t a proper response to winning one.



Kant on Justified Taxation

by Chris W. Surprenant on May 27, 2015

Immanuel Kant said taxation was justified when it increased human autonomy by providing for people’s basic survival needs or for the protection of property rights.