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    • Michael Stuart Kelly

      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael
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Roger Bissell

More Writings on Anarchism, Objectivism, and Libertarianism

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During the same period when I had my first philosophical essay published in The Individualist, Roy A. Childs, Jr. was in the process of publishing in that same magazine nine out of eleven installments of a lengthy essay, "Anarchism and Justice." (The whereabouts of the manuscripts for the remaining two installments are currently unknown.) Here is a link to guide you to the first three installments, which are all that have been posted on line to date.

Anarchism and Justice (1971-1972)

Childs' essay "The Epistemological Basis of Anarchism: an Open Letter to Objectivists and Libertarians" has been published online, with editorial notes and preface at these locations:

Editorial Notes by Nicholas Strakon (2003)

Preface: Roy Childs on Anarchism by Ronald N. Neff (2003)

The Episemological Basis of Anarchism: an Open Letter to Objectivists and Libertarians by Roy A. Childs, Jr. (1969)

Finally, here is a critique by Childs of Robert Nozick's "invisible hand" argument for the necessity of government. It appeared in 1977 in Journal of Libertarian Studies and is posted on the Mises Institute website as a pdf file at this location:

The Invisible Hand Strikes Back (1977)

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