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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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited our social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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