Self-Ownership as Self-Determination

In my latest column, I analyze a few arguments against self-ownership. It begins:
That "self-ownership" is axiomatic or the bedrock of many a libertarian theory cannot be denied. However, there are many libertarians who believe that "self-ownership" as a concept is "bollocks." George Donnelly of Arm Your Mind for Liberty ( is one such libertarian. In a recent podcast he attempts to lay down the libertarian arguments against self-ownership, but he's left me unconvinced. Here's why.