New USD Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy

I’m delighted to announce the launch of USD’s Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy! The mission of the center is to promote rigorous scholarship and teaching on the impact of social norms, markets and public policies on human freedom, well-being and justice. The Center held its first event in the Fall of 2016, a debate…

The Libertarian Non-Aggression Principle

Libertarianism is often presented as resting upon a simple, indeed commonsense, moral principle. But is the “non-aggression principle” really a good foundation on which to build a libertarian theory? That’s the subject of my most recent paper, “The Libertarian Non-Aggression Principle,” out now in the journal Social Philosophy and Policy.