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Libertarianism and Virtue

by Aaron Ross Powell on May 3, 2013

An introduction to virtue, the life well-lived, and the state’s role in the good life.

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Libertarianism, Bill Maher, and False Dilemmas

by Aaron Ross Powell on Apr 12, 2013

Arguments against libertarianism often take the form of false dilemmas. Powell looks at why they’re so common and what libertarians can do about it.

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Recognizing the State for What It Is

by Aaron Ross Powell on Apr 4, 2013

We should never forget that the state is an institution for compelling people to act against their will.

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Paternalism and Barbarism

by Aaron Ross Powell on Mar 26, 2013

Powell argues against paternalism, demonstrating that it is little more than a way to impose your values on others.

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Philosophy the Right Way

by Aaron Ross Powell on Mar 21, 2013

Libertarian philosophy is a “big tent” and we can learn much from philosophers we may disagree with.

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On Preferring Private to Public

by Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 5, 2012

Powell disputes the notion that libertarians always view the government as bad, arguing that it is coercion, no matter the source, that is harmful.

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Witch Doctor Politicians

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 26, 2012

Powell encourages skepticism about politicians and their claims.

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Do We All Belong to the Government?

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 6, 2012

Powell examines the thinking of many on the left who believe “the only thing we all belong to” is government.