Friedrich Hayek is known for his defense of limited government and a free-market economy. But Hayek was also a consistent defender throughout his life of something that looks very much like a Universal Basic Income (UBI). To many, this combination of views will seem paradoxical. This paper argues that both of these commitments flow naturally…
A glowing review of an important new book on the Basic Income, plus a short primer on some of the ethical issues involved pro- and con-.
My review of Loren Lomasky’s new book, Rights Angles, is now available at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
What do libertarian philosophers think about the welfare state? Read my new essay, forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism, to find out.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has published my almost completely re-written entry on “Exploitation.”
Could Gary Johnson’s Libertarian presidential campaign steal as many votes from Clinton on the left as it dos from Trump on the right? At CNN, I suggest the answer may be “yes.”
Do the institutions of a free society necessarily permit the exploitation of the vulnerable? Read my new paper, forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Freedom.
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.
What did the “social Darwinist” Herbert Spencer really believe about our obligations to the poor? Read my latest paper, “Social Darwinism and Social Justice: Herbert Spencer on Our Duties to the Poor” to find out!
Read my new paper on “Property Rights, Coercion, and the Welfare State: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income for All,” out now in The Independent Review.