It’s Lysander Spooner’s Birthday Too!

Lynne Kiesling

Another important birthday today, Lysander Spooner! “… An American individualist anarchist, libertarian, political philosopher, Deist, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, and entrepreneur of the nineteenth century.” He famously founded a mail delivery company to compete with the monopoly U.S. Postal Service, and government legal challenges to his company drove it out of business. If you aren’t familiar with his writings, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority (1870) is a good place to start.

HT to Steve Horwitz on Facebook.