Neera K. Badhwar explores how the distinction between fully voluntary actions and actions done under duress applies to market exchanges.
Neera K. Badhwar
Univ. of Oklahoma, Philosophy, Professor Emerita. George Mason Univ., Phil. and PPE Econ., Affiliate
Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions.
Living well requires autonomy and reality-orientation.
Business needn’t involve setting aside all other concerns and purposes for the pursuit of profit.
Greed isn’t good.
To neutralize political opposition to libertarian policies, it is necessary to address the concerns driving that opposition.
Showing respect for others means taking their rights and their autonomy seriously, not simply being concerned for their welfare.
Widespread tendency to defer to authority plays important role in the expansion of state power.
We shouldn’t deny situational influences on our behavior, but instead acknowledge them and use them as a further argument against big government.
Immorality often has bad consequences, for individuals and also for societies.
Paternalism, even the art of nudging people in the right direction, does not allow human beings to make their own individual decisions.
Several different views on justice were adopted by—or at least attributed to—the Sophists.