Princeton University Press will published Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education in 2017. I’m reading through the penultimate draft right now, and I’ve been fortunate to have Caplan guest lecture on this topic in my classes a number of times. As an educator, I find his results upsetting, but sometimes the truth is upsetting. Caplan’s main […]
Here. I certainly think he’s broadly right: the median libertarian is less absolutist than when Bryan and I argued about minarchy and anarchy back in the stone age of the early 90s, but at the same time anarchism has become a more popular view among young libertarians than it was then.
Part of the […]
There are two ways one can go wrong with regard to the non-aggression principle (NAP).
One way to go wrong is to treat the NAP as a rigid, out-of-context principle that can be applied fairly mechanically with little attention to other values or to the details of the situation.
The other way to go […]
A slavery argument for libertarianism holds that some non-libertarian property scheme permits actions that bear strong moral analogies to slavery. Since slavery is bad, the property scheme is bad.
A large majority of us BHLers aren’t much fond slavery arguments for libertarianism. Our glorious DJ MZ has said as much before.
Now enter our […]
Between the Todd Seavey mini-bru-ha-ha, the Cato Unbound discussion, our awesome symposium on libertarianism and land, several recent BHL posts, one from Bryan Caplan and one from Ilya Somin, we keep coming back to a single question: What is social justice? A number of us have provided definitions and […]
I support a Universal Basic Income (UBI), and I think that other libertarians ought to as well. Earlier, Jason sketched the difference between ‘hard libertarians’ and BHL, but didn’t give a specific definition and argument for social justice, as David Friedman then pointed out. Friedman also said that BHL’s don’t say what social justice means, […]