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John Tomasi

John Tomasi is a Professor of Political Science at Brown University and a guest contributor at the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog. He is also the author of the book Free Market Fairness (2012), in which he argues that libertarians can and should care about issues of social justice.

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A (Revised) Theory of Justice

by Brian Kogelmann on Jun 6, 2013

The classic argument John Rawls sets out in A Theory of Justice provides a strong foundation for libertarianism, Kogelmann says.

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Free Love: Angela and Ezra Heywood

by David S. D’Amato on Feb 13, 2015

Sex radicals Angela and Ezra Haywood published the periodical The Word, often battling censors in their effort to get government out of the bedroom.

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Social Contract Theory as Statist Apologia

by David S. D’Amato on Jan 30, 2018

Social contract theories say that governments are just institutions that protect people’s liberties. Such theories serve to conceal the state’s tyranny.

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A Rawlsian Case for Libertarianism

by Kevin Vallier on Jan 3, 2017

The ethical system of John Rawls, properly understood, justifies libertarian political institutions.