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.
Cogently attacking libertarianism means, at the very least, wrestling with what libertarians actually believe.
Powell discusses the importance of judging a bill not by its intentions or its name, but by its effects.
Powell describes how politics “strips us of our civility,” arguing that we should decrease the sphere of political influence in our lives.
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.