Neera K. Badhwar Search Biography Univ. of Oklahoma, Philosophy, Professor Emerita. George Mason Univ., Phil. and PPE Econ., Affiliate Articles See More Neera K. Badhwar Mar 16th, 2020 Cronyism: A Toxic Friendship between Business and Government When the government’s rules favor incumbent firms at the expense of current and potential competitors, we all lose. Neera K. Badhwar Dec 7th, 2017 No, Free Markets and Business Don’t Require Moral Compromise Business needn’t involve setting aside all other concerns and purposes for the pursuit of profit. Neera K. Badhwar Dec 6th, 2017 No, Free Markets and Prosperity Don’t Require Greed or Vanity Greed isn’t good. Neera K. Badhwar Aug 30th, 2017 An Objectivist Case for Libertarianism Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions. Neera K. Badhwar Feb 21st, 2017 Unpersuasive Arguments: An Analysis To neutralize political opposition to libertarian policies, it is necessary to address the concerns driving that opposition. Neera K. Badhwar Jun 21st, 2016 Virtue and the Good Life: Introducing Well‐Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life Living well requires autonomy and reality‐orientation. Neera K. Badhwar May 12th, 2016 On Reaping What You Sow Immorality often has bad consequences, for individuals and also for societies. Neera K. Badhwar Oct 19th, 2015 Against Paternalism Showing respect for others means taking their rights and their autonomy seriously, not simply being concerned for their welfare. Neera K. Badhwar Jun 23rd, 2015 Pathologies of Power Widespread tendency to defer to authority plays important role in the expansion of state power. Neera K. Badhwar Mar 19th, 2014 It’s not Unlibertarian to Acknowledge Weakness of Will and Situational Influences We shouldn’t deny situational influences on our behavior, but instead acknowledge them and use them as a further argument against big government. Neera K. Badhwar Apr 5th, 2013 Just Market Exchanges Neera K. Badhwar explores how the distinction between fully voluntary actions and actions done under duress applies to market exchanges.