Aeon J. Skoble is Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University focussing his research on issues that include theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, classical theories of happiness, and theories of legal interpretation.
Individualist anarchism holds that government does not offer any service that the market could not, making the state unnecessary and disruptive.
John Stuart Mill was a philosopher best known for his contributions to a free-market, more freedom-oriented view of utilitarianism.
Arbitrary deportations seem designed to instill fear in good people.
Skoble addresses Nancy MacLean’s attempt to pathologize libertarianism.
Empowering the state so that it can “make us safer” often results in oppressive law enforcement crackdowns on minorities.
Public-sector unions exert a baleful influence on the legislative process.
Government employees are insulated from having to take any responsibility for even very serious wrongdoing.