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.
The eight books on this list offer a thorough but accessible introduction to libertarianism.
A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.
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 guide to books on the history of liberty and libertarianism.
A tale of political violence and double-standards.
Government’s very nature attracts the vicious, corrupts the virtuous, and encourages foolish decisions—so we should limit its power as much as possible.
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.