Yesterday in my inbox I found a message announcing an upcoming episode of Frontline that explores “the reality of rape on the job” for immigrant workers in American fields, farms and factories.
Coincidentally, I had just finished re-reading this excellent essay by Charles Johnson on rape culture, libertarian social theory, and the […]
[Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from Scott Anderson, professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia. Scott’s not a libertarian, but he’a friend and a good philosopher who specializes in coercion. He offered to share his reflections on the subject in light of the recent BHL-Crooked Timber Debate.]
Our recent series of discussions on libertarianism and workplace coercion has led me to formulate yet another distinction among types of BHLs. Liberal BHLs and Labor BHLs.
One way to distinguish Liberal BHLs and Labor BHLs is by which non-libertarians they cite as influences. Liberal BHLs like John Tomasi, Matt Zwolinski, Jacob Levy, […]
Advocates of free markets and advocates of worker empowerment often find themselves at odds, as is attested by the current controversy between Bertram, Robin, and Gourevitch on the one hand and members of this blog on the other.
This was not always so. In the 19th century, free-market libertarians were in the forefront of […]
Bertram, Robin and Gourevitch (BRG) don’t think that libertarianism takes seriously enough the ways in which workers’ freedom is restricted in a capitalist economy. Jason Brennan thinks that BRG misunderstand the sort of libertarianism to which we Bleeding Heart Libertarians are attracted. I see a bit more merit in BRG’s argument […]