Neera K. Badhwar

Univ. of Oklahoma, Philosophy, Professor Emerita. George Mason Univ., Phil. and PPE Econ., Affiliate


Just Market Exchanges

by Neera K. Badhwar on Apr 5, 2013

Neera K. Badhwar explores how the distinction between fully voluntary actions and actions done under duress applies to market exchanges.


An Objectivist Case for Libertarianism

by Neera K. Badhwar on Aug 30, 2017

Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions.


Unpersuasive Arguments: An Analysis

by Neera K. Badhwar on Feb 21, 2017

To neutralize political opposition to libertarian policies, it is necessary to address the concerns driving that opposition.


Against Paternalism

by Neera K. Badhwar on Oct 19, 2015

Showing respect for others means taking their rights and their autonomy seriously, not simply being concerned for their welfare.


Pathologies of Power

by Neera K. Badhwar on Jun 23, 2015

Widespread tendency to defer to authority plays important role in the expansion of state power.


On Reaping What You Sow

by Neera K. Badhwar on May 12, 2016

Immorality often has bad consequences, for individuals and also for societies.