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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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Why Politics Can’t Make Us Better

by Aaron Ross Powell on Apr 6, 2012

Powell discusses different conceptions of what it means to be free, arguing against a “rule of the mob.”

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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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Why the Government is So Often Vicious and Foolish

by Aaron Ross Powell on Jun 6, 2013

Government’s very nature attracts the vicious, corrupts the virtuous, and encourages foolish decisions—so we should limit its power as much as possible.