As discussed before on BHL, David Sobel offers a powerful objection to self-ownership. If we may not infringe on a person’s self-ownership rights, then a huge number of seemingly innocuous activities become impermissible. When I pull my car out of the driveway, I emit a small amount of pollution—a few particles of which will […]
The new PPE Society is planning its first stand-alone meeting forMarch 17-19 2017 in New Orleans. With that event in mind we are now doing a CALL FOR PROPOSALS and SUBMISSIONS.
On the proposals side, if you have ideas for panels, or speakers, that you would like to organize, please write up the proposal, with […]
There’s been quite a bit of discussion* about Jason Brennan’s and Phil Magness’s excellent paper on the alleged exploitation of adjunct faculty.
Brennan and Magness note that “Many news sources, magazines, and activists claim that adjuncts are exploited and [therefore] should receive better pay and treatment” and go on to observe that “any attempt […]
Two panels organised by the Center for a Stateless Society are coming up at two different conferences next week, bringing a left-libertarian market-anarchist perspective to international relations and prison reform.
1. The Molinari Society will be holding its annual Pacific Symposium in conjunction with the Pacific Division of the […]
The other night I caught a few minutes of Marco Rubio talking about education. (I think it might have been from this.) One of the remarks he made was that students shouldn’t major in “Roman philosophy” if they want a successful career after graduation. Apparently he’s been saying this a lot, though more […]
In Justice at A Distance, Loren Lomasky and I defend a liberal position on immigration. Our proposal is much more permissive than any mainstream position I know. We do recognize, however, the power of the receiving state to scan for criminals and terrorists. In a recent post, Jason Brennan goes even further and […]