Libertarian Extraordinaire, Part 2

Smith discusses Thomas Hodgskin’s most controversial work, Labour Defended Against the Claims of Capital. In Part 1 of this series, I discussed Thomas Hodgskin’s advocacy of radical individualism and laissez-faire. Hodgskin’s libertarian views were so extreme that he has frequently and understandably been called an “anarchist,” though he expressly repudiated the label. If you consult standard histories of economic […]