In the second of two posts on Tyler Cowen's idea, I assess whether state capacity libertarianism is the right path for libertarians to follow.
Is "state capacity libertarianism" really where "smart" libertarians are headed? I am skeptical.
The partisan factions aren't fighting for anything more than the power to destroy each other.
Historian Stephen Davies provides a good explanation of why fringe "cultic milieu" ideas are growing in influence. It's a troubling development, but not one that should lead us to categorically abjure non-mainstream political ideas.
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
The leading figures of the "Intellectual Dark Web" are incredibly popular. So why do they still feel so aggrieved?
"I believe that the color of radicalism today is not red, but green."
Fear of a small group of unpredictable people is used to attack political opponents.
Commonweal's Alan Wolfe calls libertarianism "a total ideology, one that addresses every aspect of how people live."
Both the right and left are biased in their reading of the science, and that's OK.
The argument between Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke never went away.
If only American politicians were as ideological as some say they are
We reason to persuade, not to find truth.