In Reason, William Ruger and Jason Sorens seek to offer an alternative to the sort of thick libertarianism to which many of those associated with the Center for a Stateless Society are committed. They seek to defend what they call “virtue libertarianism.” Sometimes, they seem to be concerned with virtues in the narrow sense of […]
Over at Reason, I am part of a symposium on what Will Ruger and Jason Sorens are calling “virtue libertarianism,” which they contrast with what they call “libertine libertarianism.” Their opening essay has responses from me, Deirdre McCloskey, and Katherine Mangu-Ward. This is probably of interest to BHL readers, but whatever you do, you […]
(Co-authored with Sarah Skwire)
Judge Aaron Persky recently gave convicted rapist Brock Turner a six month sentence, to be served at a county jail. Despite the fact that Turner was caught in the act by two witnesses, and despite the clear medical evidence testifying to the violence of his crimes, and despite the jury’s unanimous […]
The Molinari Institute (the parent organization of the Center for a Stateless Society) is proud to announce the publication of the first issue of our new interdisciplinary, open-access, libertarian academic journal, the Molinari Review, edited by yours truly, and dedicated to publishing scholarship, sympathetic or critical, in and on the libertarian tradition, […]
This month marks the 145th anniversary of the violent suppression of the Paris Commune by the French national government.
The Paris Commune remains a potent symbol for many people – though what exactly it symbolizes is a matter of dispute. To conservatives, the Commune stands for a reign of terror and mob rule. […]
My BHL colleague Chris Freiman has three questions for left-libertarians concerning how we reconcile our “commitment to workplace democracy” with the “other commitments that libertarians are inclined to have.” Here I suggest some answers.
Does workplace democracy really eliminate bosses?
Most libertarians, Chris notes, “would deny that granting all citizens a vote in […]