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Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, and the Jurist, as well as the Washington TimesHuffington Post, and the Daily Caller. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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Bad Arguments for Libertarianism: Merit

by Trevor Burrus on Apr 26, 2012

Burrus draws an important distinction between merit and output and cautions libertarians from relying on merit-based arguments.

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On Belonging to Governments or Markets

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 13, 2012

Burrus furthers the libertarian argument against the widely-held belief that we “all belong to government.”

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Picking up Demos’s Gauntlet

by Trevor Burrus on Sep 11, 2013

Trevor Burrus offers some advice to those who want to argue against libertarianism.

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Some Very Good Reasons Not to Vote

by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus on Nov 8, 2016

It’s not worth getting your hands dirty to do something so ineffective.

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Nancy MacLean and the Lazy Jury Fallacy

by Trevor Burrus on Jul 31, 2017

If you think certain policies will lead to a bad outcome, it doesn’t mean supporters of those policies intend that bad outcome.