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Aaron Ross Powell

Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.

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What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

by Aaron Ross Powell on Mar 7, 2018

Libertarianism comes in many varieties. Here, Powell sets out his own off-the-beaten-path version, with intellectual roots among the Ancient Greeks.

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Making the World Better

by Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 18, 2013

Powell critiques an attack on libertarianism that charges libertarians with wanting to destroy society in order to live in a world without cooperation.

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Bad Philosophy and the Technocratic Nightmare

by Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 16, 2011

Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.