Joshua Lipana

 Posted by on 24 April 2013 at 10:00 am  Joshua Lipana
Apr 242013

I’m terribly sad to report that Joshua Lipana died on Monday due to complications from cancer.

I was thinking of him that very morning, while on a hike in the beautiful desert north of Tucson. I was hoping that he was doing better.

Paul and I contributed to his medical fund, and I’m glad that we helped give him a shot at life. Many thanks to everyone else who did the same.

Craig Biddle’s blog post about his life and death is here. Joshua’s articles for The Objective Standard can be found here. His blog posts are here.

What a terrible loss.

Joshua, you will be missed.


As I mentioned on Sunday’s Philosophy in Action Radio, Joshua Lipana’s cancer has returned, and his power to fight it depends on whether fellow lovers of liberty contribute to his fund for medical expenses.

For those who don’t know Joshua, he’s been a tireless advocate for liberty for many years, and he’s worked as a writer and assistant editor of The Objective Standard for the last few years too. You can check out his TOS articles, and blog posts.

Craig Biddle has more details in this blog post: Joshua Lipana’s Cancer Has Relapsed and He Needs Our Help.

You can directly contribute via this link. Also, Craig says, “If you’d like to donate directly to Joshua’s PayPal account, you can do so by sending money to joshualipana (atsign) yahoo (dot) com. If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make it out to “The Objective Standard,” write “Donation for Joshua” on the memo line, and mail the check to: The Objective Standard, P.O. Box 5274, Glen Allen, VA 23058.” (Because we’ve made sizable contributions, we’ve sent money directly via PayPal. The fees are less that way.)

Also, if you donate more than $25, you’ll get get free cookies shipped to your door! (It’s $30 for paleo cookies!) That’s over at Tough Cookies vs. Cancer, thanks to Brittney and Ashley.

Please, if you value liberty and those that are fighting tirelessly for it, contribute to this fund. If you can’t afford to contribute, please help spread the word about it!


Joshua Lipana is one of the assistant editors for The Objective Standard blog, and a hard-working advocate for reason and free markets.

Unfortunately, he was recently diagnosed at age 20 with cancer (specifically, a T-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma).

TOS editor Craig Biddle has spearheaded an online fundraiser to help Joshua and his family cover some of the medical expenses.  Diana and I have already contributed, but we’d like to spread the word.

Craig has a nice update on Joshua’s condition in this August 6, 2012 post, “Help Joshua Lipana Fight Cancer—Update“.  Craig discusses how he met Joshua, highlights some of his many achievements, and tells us a little bit more about his background.

Basically, the treatments seem to be working.  But he needs our help.  Craig notes:

To date we’ve raised $13,642 (that’s $2,000 more than GoFundMe shows because one couple generously made a direct donation of $2,000 to Joshua’s PayPal account). But we still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $25,000.

If you’d like to donate, you can do so through this GoFundMe page.

You can also donate via PayPal to joshualipana (atsign) yahoo (dot) com.

Or if you’d prefer to mail a check, please make it out to “The Objective Standard” and write on the Memo line: “Donation for Joshua”  and send it to:

The Objective Standard P.O. Box 5274 Glen Allen, VA 23058

Thank you for helping out in this good cause for a good man.

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