As someone who arrived at my libertarian beliefs through a short dalliance with conservatism, I tend to have a fairly right leaning perspective of the whole philosophy.  However, I occasionally see bits and pieces of the leftist side of the movement, and I am always curious as to what foundations left-libertarians rests on.  While I’ve done some digging, I am still just scratching the surface.
Over at, Clark gives an abbreviated (but detailed) account of his resaerch into left-libertarianism.


  1. Thanks for the link.

    For the record, I reached libertarianism the same way you did and do NOT consider myself a left libertarian.

  2. Shawn Gregory @ 2013-01-04 18:00

    I am not a left-libertarian either, but I am glad that they exist. Keeps us all on our toes.

  3. I consider myself a geolibertarian, which is a specific branch of left libertarianism influenced by Henry George.

    Left libertarians vary in their beliefs, but in general they have more of an emphasis on social justice compared to right libertarians.
    ^This is probably one of the better left libertarian sites out there featuring many great essays(and nothing by Chomsky).

  4. Shawn Gregory @ 2013-01-16 23:25

    Thanks for the info. I’ve been poking around left-libertarian sites a bit. I still come at libertarianism from the right, but it’s good to have my thinking challenged.

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