Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation


Advocates for Self-Government, Board of Advisors
Independent Institute, Research Fellow
Reason Foundation, Founder, President 1978-2000, Board of Trustees, Board of Directors
Eris Society


Robert W. Poole, Jr. - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000
Total Victory: How Sweet It Is! [PDF], by Murray Rothbard, The Libertarian Forum, 1983
Lengthy account and commentary on the 1983 Libertarian Party presidential convention
"But the Craniacs were able to snare one important right-winger, Robert Poole, Jr., editor of Reason magazine. Poole, though formerly an enemy of the Machine, and whose now defunct frontlines was a leading architect of its overthrow, had long been looking for a less pure, broad-based, big name candidate, Libertarian Party."


Bob Poole Remembers Tibor Machan, A Fellow Founding Co-Editor of Reason Magazine, 25 Mar 2016
Memorial essay, highlighting Machan's life, his involvement with Reason and the Reason Foundation, and some of his writings
"Tibor was born in Budapest in 1939. He was such an individualist, that he already loathed Communism as a young teenager. For his own safety, his mother decided to have him smuggled out of Hungary at age 14. He made his way to the United States, and joined the Air Force rather than waiting to be drafted into the Army. There he discovered the novels of Ayn Rand, which led him to attend college at Claremont McKenna College, graduate school at NYU, and obtain a PhD in philosophy at UC Santa Barbara in 1971."
Fixing Airport Security, Intellectual Ammunition, 1 Nov 2001
HOT Networks:: A New Plan for Congestion Relief and Better Transit [PDF], 6 May 2003
Testimony before Joint Economic Committee
Obstruction of Justice, Michigan Privatization Report, 1 Mar 1997
Reason 35th Anniversary Banquet Remarks, 5 Nov 2003
U.S. Airport Privatization Slowly Takes Off, Intellectual Ammunition, 1 Sep 1999


Interview with Robert Poole, by Robert W. Poole, Jr., Karen Minto, William Minto, Full Context, May 1999