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 debunks the notion that libertarians are uncaring.
An introductory overview of the basic philosophies of libertarianism.
Powell knocks down the common critique (here from David Brooks) that libertarians are “hyper-individualists.”
Powell examines the thinking of many on the left who believe “the only thing we all belong to” is government.
Powell encourages skepticism about politicians and their claims.
Powell disputes the notion that libertarians always view the government as bad, arguing that it is coercion, no matter the source, that is harmful.
Do libertarians possess psychological traits that make them particularly good at solving policy problems?
Libertarianism is part of the liberal tradition, and we should be proud of that.
Powell explores different visions of liberty and discusses why libertarians value negative liberties over more intrusive positive liberties.