Recent Media Appearances: Basic Income and Price Gouging

In the wake of COVID-19, there has been renewed public interest in two topics on which I have done some work: the ethics of price gouging and the Universal Basic Income. Below are links to some news stories that contain interviews or discussions of my published work. Time: “Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Turn Andrew Yang’s…

A Hayekian Case for Free Markets and a Basic Income

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…

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.