Egoism in Rand and Stirner

by David S. D’Amato on Mar 11, 2014

D’Amato looks at the philosophy of egoism and contrasts the versions of it offered by Ayn Rand and Max Stirner.


Toward an Interdisciplinary Study of Liberty, Part 2

by George H. Smith on Feb 21, 2014

A far-ranging discussion of the meanings of key terms in libertarianism, kinds of ideologues, and crucial elements needed for an understanding of individual freedom.


Rudolf Rocker and the Will to Power, Part 1

by George H. Smith on Jan 24, 2014

In Nationalism and Culture, a classic history of libertarian ideas, Rudolf Rocker uses the struggle of freedom against power as his theoretical framework.


The Lust for Power

by George H. Smith on Jan 17, 2014

Smith explains how the insatiable desire for power and its corrupting influence have been dominant themes in libertarian theory and history.


The Radical Abolitionists, Part 2

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 7, 2014

D’Amato looks at the Garrisonians, the most diehard and arguably most consistently libertarian of the abolitionists.


Ideas, Human Action, and Social Change

by George H. Smith on Jan 3, 2014

Smith explores various ways in which ideas influence human action, and why ideas are essential to the success of libertarianism.


Why Did Hayek Support a Basic Income?

by Matt Zwolinski on Dec 23, 2013

Hayek endorsed a guaranteed minimum income—but didn’t say why. In this essay, Matt Zwolinski attempts reconstruct Hayek’s argument.


State and Society, Part 3

by George H. Smith on Dec 17, 2013

Smith, drawing from Machiavelli’s The Prince, discusses two essential ingredients of successful states.