Roderick T. Long

RLong@thefreemanonline.org

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Herbert Spencer: Libertarian Prophet

Textbook Summaries of Spencer Are Absurd

JULY 07, 2010 by RODERICK T. LONG

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Liberty: The Other Equality

Equality of authority.

OCTOBER 01, 2005 by RODERICK T. LONG

Equality is an ideal upheld by a number of ideologies, but nowadays it is seldom associated with libertarianism or classical liberalism. Indeed, both libertarians and their critics typically think of equality as an ideal in tension with the ideal of liberty as libertarians understand it.

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Robert Nozick, Philosopher of Liberty

Nozick Gave Libertarian Ideas a Controversial Presence in Academia

SEPTEMBER 01, 2002 by RODERICK T. LONG

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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