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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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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.

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Politics Makes Us Worse

by Aaron Ross Powell on Apr 5, 2012

Powell describes how politics “strips us of our civility,” arguing that we should decrease the sphere of political influence in our lives.

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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.”