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Libertarianism & Public Reason

You can be a libertarian and a PRL since they’re theories that answer different questions. Libertarianism answers the question, “What institutional structures are good and just?” PRL answers the question, “How do we live on moral, peaceful terms with people who disagree with us about which institutions structures are good and just?”

Sometimes PRL and libertarianism conflict because libertarians often say they want to pursue establishing libertarianism without concern for non-libertarians who object. But in practice, libertarianism and PRL rarely conflict….

Via Libertarianism & Public Reason @ Bleeding Heart Libertarians.

Introduction to Libertarianism

This Guide covers a broad range of libertarian ideas in the realms of philosophy, history, economics, and political science. It’s a great starting point for anyone new to libertarianism, and a great jumping-off point for someone who knows a little and wants to learn more.

David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and author of The Libertarian Mind.

Begin this Guide by clicking on the annotation at the end of this video, or visit our landing page for this Guide at Libertarianism.org: http://bit.ly/1idPZMw

Via Libertarianism.org on YouTube.

‘Hayek’s Modern Family’

“A key part of Hayek’s intellectual framework is the idea that knowledge is dispersed, contextual, and often tacit. No one knows everything, and it is those closest to choices and their direct consequences who are in the best position to know what to do. This argument is at the core of Hayek’s objections to socialism…

Rothbard Began with Natural Law

Foundational: The first striking feature of Ethics is that the opening five chapters, which comprise part one, seek to establish the validity of natural law, an approach to moral inquiry based on the distinctive nature, faculties, and tendencies of the human being; this approach began with the ancient Greek philosophers and developed through the thought of Catholic…