Liberty. It’s a simple idea and the linchpin of a complex system of values and practices: justice, prosperity, responsibility, toleration, cooperation, and peace. Many people believe that liberty is the core political value of modern civilization itself, the one that gives substance and form to all the other values of social life. They’re called libertarians.
Libertarianism.org is the Cato Institute’s treasury of resources about the theory and history of liberty.
We offer a wealth of original essays and classic reprints by great classical liberals and libertarians, articles from modern-day thinkers, book reviews, three podcast series, videos, online introductory courses, and books on a variety of topics within the libertarian tradition.
Aaron Ross Powell, Director and Editor
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org a project of the Cato Institute, as well as co-host of the Free Thoughts podcast. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Liberty, and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
Gabrielle Okun, Marketing Coordinator
Gabrielle Okun is the Marketing Assistant for Libertarianism.org. She graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2017 with a B.A. in History. In her free time, she enjoys studying foreign languages, traveling, and drawing.
Grant Babcock, Associate Editor
Grant Babcock is Associate Editor of Libertarianism.org and a scholar of political philosophy. His interests include nonviolent action, epistemology of the social sciences, Austrian economics, libertarian anarchism, and finding libertarian-compatible responses to cultural problems. Grant holds an MA in Public Policy with a Concentration in Philosophy and Social Policy from George Washington University.
Landry Ayres, Assistant Producer
Landry Ayres is an Assistant Producer at Libertarianism.org. He hails from Texas and graduated from George Mason University with both a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production and Criticism, and a Master of Arts in Communication. If he had it his way, he would wear blue jeans and a plain grey t-shirt everyday.
Marianne March, Marketing Manager
Marianne March is a Marketing Manager for Libertarianism.org. Originally from the west coast, Marianne grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and a minor in Economics. In her free time, Marianne enjoys cooking, going to concerts, and watching makeup reviews on Youtube.
Natalie Dowzicky, Project Coordinator & Research Associate
Natalie Dowzicky is a Research Associate and Project Coordinator at Libertarianism.org. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Natalie graduated from the Jepson School of Leadership at the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of the Arts in Leadership Studies and Latino Studies. She is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoys travelling to new cities.
Paul Matzko, Assistant Editor, Technology and Innovation
Paul Matzko is the Assistant Editor for Tech and Innovation at Libertarianism.org. He received a PhD in History from Pennsylvania State University with a dissertation on the John F. Kennedy administration’s successful efforts to censor Right-wing radio broadcasters in the 1960s. He has published articles with Presidential Studies Quarterly and Fides et Historia.
Paul Meany, Assistant Editor, Intellectual History