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Tag: Robert Nozick
  • A Childlike View of Libertarianism

    Check out this article from Guy Stagg in The Telegraph. Libertarianism is an immature and incoherent philosophy. First, it is an intellectual non-starter: even founder Robert Nozick changed his mind about the perverse form of liberty which it fostered. Second, you have to be very naive to think that letting everyone take heroin and own …

  • The Tale of the Slave

    CPAC 2011 was awesome!  From Ron to Rand and “conservative” boos and pro-Liberty cheers, it was an experience to remember.  One part of it, however, that I think may have been the most powerful, for me at least, was Tom Woods’ speech about his new book Rollback. During his speech he made various “Tom Woodsy” jokes …

  • Christmas Break Liberty Reading list

    While we’re on the subject, I’d like to share my Holiday Reading list. Yes — it’s a bit scant. But I want to actually, um, read all the stuff I say I will. Realizing Freedom by Tom G. Palmer (big fan of Palmer’s and can’t wait to open a signed, free copy!) Anarchy State and Utopia …

  • RE: Campus Thought Police

    Brandon, your account of campus censorship reminds me of a story about Robert Nozick, a libertarian professor at Harvard University, who was espousing the virtues of the free market in an era where campuses were even more hostile to it than today. As relayed by Brian Doherty: Nozick was teaching a course on capitalism and was approached …

  • Does consistent adherence to libertarianism mean “slavery”?

    It is often argued by our detractors, as well by one of the most prominent libertarians, that consistent adherence to the non-aggression principle implies the legalization of “voluntary slave contracts.” I think, however, that Murray Rothbard’s title transfer theory puts this subject to rest. Refusing to abide by a contract, quite clearly, is a human right. One only becomes …