My contribution to the Liberty Matters symposium on Gustave de Molinari is now up.
Since Molinari’s greatest claim to fame is as the father of anarcho-capitalism, and since my fellow symposiasts were Roderick Long (anarchist), David Friedman (anarchist), and Gary Chartier (anarchist) – under the editorship of anarchists Sheldon [...]
I’ve contributed the opening essay to an exchange on “Gustave de Molinari’s Legacy for Liberty” at Liberty Fund’s new “Liberty Matters” forum.
Responses by Gary Chartier, Matt Zwolinski, David Friedman, and David Hart will be forthcoming in a few days, followed by exchange among the five of us.
Thanks to Sheldon Richman for [...]
In honour of May Day, the website of the Center for a Stateless Society has just undergone a massive and beautiful redesign.
Here’s how the site looked when C4SS first launched in 2006.
Here’s how it looked last month.
And here’s the C4SS website [...]
Warning: shameless puffery ensues.
The second issue of The Industrial Radical (iRad for short), the Molinari Institute’s left-libertarian market-anarchist magazine, went in the mail to subscribers yesterday (after a long delay, owing in part to formatting changes resulting from a switch in computers between issues), with articles [...]
For my first few posts, I want to write some things about rights. I plan to write on human rights and on property rights in the future. But first I want to address natural rights.
Among philosophers the idea of natural rights is not very popular. And that is putting it mildly. But the grounds [...]
James C. Scott, author of the excellent Seeing Like a State, and The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, has a new book just out: Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and [...]
I just finished listening to Elizabeth Anderson’s Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy at the University of Chicago, on “Tom Paine and the Ironies of Social Democracy.” It’s a great lecture, and I highly recommend it to BHL readers (along with her recent interview in 3:AM here). The thesis [...]
I. Rothbard vs. Nozick
Hoppe’s lengthy introduction to the 1998 edition of The Ethics of Liberty begins by describing the book as Rothbard’s second magnum opus, the first being Man, Economy, and State (1962). Its purpose, as Hoppe sees it, is to explain
the integration of economics [...]
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