The Radical Libertarianism of Lysander Spooner

Lysander Spooner was one of the most important American libertarians of the 19th century. In this interview with Free Thoughts, I talk about his fascinating life and his last published work: “A Letter to Grover Cleveland, on his false Inaugural Address, the Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and…

Herbert Spencer and the Poor

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!