Aaron Ross Powell
Director and Editor

Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co‐​host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.

Mao Yushi, one of China’s most outspoken and influential activists for individual rights and free markets, has been named the 2012 winner of the Cato Institute’s Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. The award will be presented on the evening of May 4 at the Washington Hilton, and will include a keynote address by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and special remarks by John Stossel. Established in 2002 and presented every two years, the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty is the leading international award for significant contributions to advancing individual liberty.

Cato has more information about Mao here. At Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org we published not too long ago one of his essays, “The Paradox of Morality,” in which Mao explains the role that markets play in bringing about concord and cooperation.