A Rediscovered Essay on Natural Rights

I just came across an essay that I wrote for the May 1999 issue of Liberty magazine. It was in response to an essay by R. W. Bradford and appeared along with essays by David Ramsay Steele, David Friedman, David Boaz, Leland Yeager, and Pierre Lemieux. Anyone interested in the status of moral principles in libertarian thought might find it interesting. (The whole exchange can be found here. It complements a debate between me and Jeffrey Friedman, the three installments [Jeff, me, and then Jeff, who got the last word] of which are available on the left hand column of this web site under “Debate on Libertarianism.”)