Capsule Credo:
The libertarians are right about economics and politics.
The Greek philosophers are right about everything else.

More about me. Still more about me. More about praxeology. More about anarchism.

I teach philosophy at Auburn University.

I blog at Austro-Athenian Empire. I used to edit the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

I run the Molinari Institute and Molinari Society

I’m active in the Center for a Stateless Society and the Alliance of the Libertarian Left.

Other groups with which I’m involved:

Ludwig von Mises Institute Libertarian Nation Foundation Alabama Philosophical Society

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Some of my writings
Thinking Our Anger
Why U.S. military policy on civilian casualties is philosophically indefensible.
Equality: The Unknown Ideal
Why libertarians are the only real egalitarians.
Privatization, Viking Style: Model or Misfortune?
A reply to Jared Diamond�s critique of stateless medieval Iceland.
Civil Society in Ancient Greece: The Case of Athens
Why the Greeks were more libertarian than you think.
Why Does Justice Have Good Consequences?
Hint: it has nothing to do with utilitarianism.
The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights
Why you have the right to copy all my stuff.
Two Cheers for Modernity
What the medievals and the postmoderns got right.
Libertarian Feminism: Can This Marriage Be Saved? (with Charles W. Johnson)
Why we should put the feminism back in libertarian feminism.
My Libertarian Life
If not the reasons, at least the causes.
Herbert Spencer: Libertarian Prophet
Why Spencer was right (PDF file).
Herbert Spencer: The Defamation Continues
Why there really is, believe it or not, a difference between libertarians and Nazis.
See also: Defaming Herbert Spencer? A Reply to Edwin Black and
Too Awful to Read? Susan Jacoby on Herbert Spencer
Kucinich and the Politics of Nonviolence
How politics corrupts language. See also: Separation Anxiety
Rituals of Freedom: Austro-Libertarian Themes in Early Confucianism
Why the real Chinese libertarians were the Confucians, not the Taoists
(PDF file; see also the shorter published version).
Robert Nozick: Philosopher of Liberty
Why Nozick�s libertarianism is not �without foundations.�
Realism and Abstraction in Economics: Aristotle and Mises versus Friedman
Why Friedman�s �Methodology of Positive Economics� is positively wrong (PDF file).
R. G. Collingwood: Historicist or Praxeologist?
Some of each, is the answer (PDF file).
Thinking Beyond the Next Election: A Strategy for Victory
Why a vote for a third party is not a wasted vote.
Review of Leland Yeager�s Ethics As Social Science
Why utilitarianism and empiricism are self-defeating (PDF file).
Review of Anthony de Jasay�s Justice and Its Surroundings
Why the state is either unnecessary or impossible.
Review of Deborah Achtenberg�s Cognition of Value in Aristotle�s Ethics
Why Aristotle is right as usual (PDF file).
Other online articles in Formulations:
Constitutional design, natural law, anarcho-capitalism, and more.
Still more online articles at Austro-Athenian Empire:
Miscellaneous gassing � I mean, insightful commentary � on various topics.
Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand (PDF)
Why Ayn Rand should have been more of an Aristotelean.
Free Choice and Indeterminism in Aristotle and Later Antiquity
My Ph.D. dissertation. Great beach fare!
Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action
Why the laws of economics are a priori. An early draft (PDF file).
Journal of Libertarian Studies content summaries
Brief descriptions of each issue that I edited.

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