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Pamela J. Hobart

Pamela J. Hobart studied philosophy and education at the doctoral level at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and she holds a B.A. magna cum laude in philosophy from Georgia State University. From 2012 to 2014, Pamela served as the K-12 Education Program Officer for the Institute of Humane Studies at George Mason University. Her research interests include virtue ethics, social norms, character education, homeschooling/unschooling, and the epistemology of reasonable disagreement, and she lives in New York City. 

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Innovative Maintenance, Maintaining Innovation

by Pamela J. Hobart on Jan 26, 2017

When it comes to creating innovative new products and allocating resources for maintainence, there’s no reason to think central planners will outperform markets.

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Why Aren’t More Women Libertarians?

by Pamela J. Hobart on Sep 2, 2014

Some of the libertarian gender gap can be attributed to sociological factors, but substantive policy disagreements must not be dismissed.

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The Ethics of Surrogate Pregnancy

by Pamela J. Hobart on Aug 9, 2019

When it comes to surrogacy, libertarians and communists may be able to agree more than you might think.

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Is Netflix Ruining Culture?

by Pamela J. Hobart on Mar 5, 2019

Contrary to the fears of cultural critics, the rise of digitization has transformed film, music, books, & television for the better. 

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A Libertarian Response to Global Depopulation

by Pamela J. Hobart on May 6, 2019

The real population crisis confronting the world is depopulation, not overpopulation. A Review of Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson’s Empty Planet

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Taxes, Taxpayers, and Public Money’s Moral Matrix

by Pamela J. Hobart on Sep 3, 2015

Refraining from discussing “taxpayers” and “my tax dollars” does nothing to resolve deep disputes that leave some public expenditures in serious moral question.

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School Choice from Rand to Ron

by Pamela J. Hobart on Jun 7, 2019

Currie-Knight’s study of libertarian views on education shows that there has never been ‘a’ libertarian approach to school choice.