The purpose of these Excursions is to explore the fascinating and complex history of libertarian ideas. Over four decades of reading, writing, and lecturing on the history of libertarianism have taught Smith an important lesson, namely, that the theories of some early libertarian thinkers were sometimes better and more sophisticated than the theories we take for granted today.
Tom W. Bell
Prof. Tom W. Bell teaches at Chapman University School of Law, where he specializes in intellectual property and high-tech law. Prior to Chapman, Bell served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute.