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Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan is the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University. He is the author of Against Democracy (2016), Markets without Limits (2015), Compulsory Voting: For and Against (2014), Why Not Capitalism? (2014), Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (2012), The Ethics of Voting (2011), and A Brief History of Liberty (2010). Brennan also blogs at Bleeding Heart Libertarians.

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How Cronyism is Hurting the Economy

featuring Jason Brennan on Jul 10, 2012

How do we stop crony capitalism and collusion? Professor Jason Brennan argues that while it may seem paradoxical the best solution is to limit government power.

Around the Web

Who Needs Economics When You Can Vote?

featuring Jason Brennan on Aug 2, 2012

Professor Jason Brennan explains why economic freedoms should matter as much as political freedoms.

essays

Negative and Positive Liberty

by George H. Smith on Dec 11, 2012

George H. Smith criticizes Jason Brennan’s defense of positive liberty and his attempt to make positive liberty an essential part of libertarian theory.

essays

Negative and Positive Liberty, Part 2

by George H. Smith on Dec 18, 2012

Smith discusses some of the problems in libertarian theory caused by the many different conceptions of liberty.

columns

The Brennan Thought Experiment: Further Explorations

by Ross Levatter on Dec 4, 2013

Ross Levatter argues that a thought experiment Jason Brennan uses to test our intuitions about the morality of markets has too many problems to genuinely be helpful.

Excursions

Negative and Positive Liberty

featuring George H. Smith on Aug 26, 2015

George H. Smith criticizes Jason Brennan’s defense of positive liberty and his attempt to make positive liberty an essential part of libertarian theory.