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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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Paternalism and Barbarism

by Aaron Ross Powell on Mar 26, 2013

Powell argues against paternalism, demonstrating that it is little more than a way to impose your values on others.

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Philosophy the Right Way

by Aaron Ross Powell on Mar 21, 2013

Libertarian philosophy is a “big tent” and we can learn much from philosophers we may disagree with.

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Witch Doctor Politicians

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 26, 2012

Powell encourages skepticism about politicians and their claims.

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Do We All Belong to the Government?

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 6, 2012

Powell examines the thinking of many on the left who believe “the only thing we all belong to” is government.

 

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Arguments for Libertarianism

by Aaron Ross Powell on Aug 28, 2012

An introductory overview of the basic philosophies of libertarianism.