Bill Glod interviews me here: http://www.kosmosonline.org/2012/11/28/jason-brennan-on-his-new-book-libertarianism/
My favorite question that he asks (around 11:35) is what should libertarian academics work on right now. I say my overall advice is to work on whatever they find interesting. Don’t feel that your job is to be a spokesperson for an ideology, because doing so would be corrupting.
(The following is a bit messy–it’s extracted from comments I gave at a colloquium a year ago. But I’d like to share anyways.)
I never make self-ownership-type arguments. Yet, if you ask me whether people are self-owners, I’d say, sure. Some left-liberals claim to find the idea perplexing, but I think that’s because they’re perplexed […]
His overall take is positive:
With the recent publication of Jason Brennan’s Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know comes a new addition to my list of recommended introductory texts[…] Brennan — Assistant Professor of […]
In this post, following my previous post, I will review the Rawlsian arguments for property-owning democracy (POD) and comment a bit on their structure. In short, POD is required to realize Rawlsian principles because welfare-state capitalism (WSC) fails to properly disperse capital and provide worker control required to realize Rawls’s two principles of justice.
Beginning December 10th, in conjunction with the awesome Students for Liberty (old people like it too!), I’m going to be leading an online reading group on Herbert Spencer’s Social Statics. It’s going to be a small group – only about […]
Corey Brettschneider, a political philosopher at Brown, has just published an interesting and thoughtful new book, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality. I’m participating in a reading group on the book over at the Public Reason blog (a blog devoted to political philosophy that […]