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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.

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Critics of Liberty: A Reading List

by Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 3, 2011

A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.

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Bad Philosophy and the Technocratic Nightmare

by Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 16, 2011

Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.

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Libertarian Caring

by Aaron Ross Powell on May 22, 2012

Powell debunks the notion that libertarians are uncaring.

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Libertarianism and Virtue

by Aaron Ross Powell on May 3, 2013

An introduction to virtue, the life well-lived, and the state’s role in the good life.

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Libertarianism without Argument

by Aaron Ross Powell on Feb 22, 2012

Powell critiques J.C. Lester’s argument tha critical rationalism is the basis of libertarianism.