Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.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.
Powell critiques an attack on libertarianism that charges libertarians with wanting to destroy society in order to live in a world without cooperation.
Libertarians reject an expansive state. But this doesn’t mean they reject social bonds or the benefits of working with others to achieve common goals.
A tale of political violence and double-standards.
We should never forget that the state is an institution for compelling people to act against their will.
Powell critiques J.C. Lester’s argument tha critical rationalism is the basis of libertarianism.
Engaged buddhists too often lean progressive because they don’t understand the fundamental nature of the state that they rely on.
We treat people’s political beliefs as indicative of their character or competence, but that’s often a mistake.
Powell disputes the notion that libertarians always view the government as bad, arguing that it is coercion, no matter the source, that is harmful.
Politics is what you get when you add violence to discourse.