Peter Van Doren explains that debates over the use of new technologies typically focus on ethics rather than efficacy.
Aeon J. Skoble is Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University focussing his research on issues that include theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, classical theories of happiness, and theories of legal interpretation.
Do enough people benefit from public transit considering the amount of money poured into these politically-driven transportation endeavors?
The New York Times editorial board has it all wrong.
When it comes to state and corporate power, the difference is one in kind, not of degree.
Government employees are insulated from having to take any responsibility for even very serious wrongdoing.
Public-sector unions exert a baleful influence on the legislative process.
Empowering the state so that it can “make us safer” often results in oppressive law enforcement crackdowns on minorities.
Skoble addresses Nancy MacLean’s attempt to pathologize libertarianism.
Arbitrary deportations seem designed to instill fear in good people.
John Stuart Mill was a philosopher best known for his contributions to a free-market, more freedom-oriented view of utilitarianism.
Individualist anarchism holds that government does not offer any service that the market could not, making the state unnecessary and disruptive.
You can think of negative liberty as being about the absence of external limits, and positive liberty as the absence of internal limits.