Current Events, Politics/Economics

The Logical Case Against Gun Control

It’s that time again - the mainstream media and leftists all over social media are screeching at the top of their lungs for “common-sense gun legislation” in the wake of a school shooting. Libertarians and conservatives alike are writing plenty of articles to refute the media propaganda (see here, here, here, and here), mostly focusing… Continue reading The Logical Case Against Gun Control

A Spontaneous Order

A Spontaneous Order: Property

Consider purchasing a copy of A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case For A Stateless Society At the core of every political theory is a methodology for the assignment of property rights. In fact, this must be so; for in order to determine the aggressor and victim in any violent interpersonal conflict, one requires some theoretical… Continue reading A Spontaneous Order: Property


Privatize Everything: Defining Private, Common, and Public Property This article was first published as "Of Private, Common, and Public Property and the Rationale for Total Privatization” Libertarian Papers 3, 1 (2011). I have three goals. First, I want to clarify the nature and function of private property. Second, I want to clarify the distinction between "common" goods and property and "public" goods… Continue reading Privatize Everything: Defining Private, Common, and Public Property


What Libertarianism Is

Originally Published at Property, Rights, and Liberty Libertarians tend to agree on a wide array of policies and principles. Nonetheless, it is not easy to find consensus on what libertarianism's defining characteristic is, or on what distinguishes it from other political theories and systems. Various formulations abound. It is said that libertarianism is about… Continue reading What Libertarianism Is