From the insight that the benefits of civilization rest on the use of more knowledge than can be used in any deliberately concerted effort, it follows that it is not in our power […]
Neil Peart: “I’m a bleeding-heart libertarian.”
Ok, so he started using the phrase at least four months before the launch of the site and so it probably has nothing to do with us whatsoever.
Still, it’s Neil Peart. So even a pseudo-endorsement is pretty sweet.
H/T: Steve Horwitz (of course)
There are lots of reasons to reject the legitimacy of the state’s claim to authority. But, as I try to show in The Conscience of an Anarchist, a number of those reasons are ones with which bleeding hearts should find it especially easy to resonate.
1. Poverty and workplace inequity can occur for […]
OK, I admit it. Many of you suspected it all along. My espousal of libertarian principles is really just a cover for my selfish, material interests. An ideological superstructure, if you will. Except, it’s not money that motivates me. It’s beer.
I am a lover of craft beer, and a homebrewer. And the […]
The Daily Caller published a rather longish opinion piece of mine today on “Seven Reasons Progressives Should Be More Libertarian.” It’s a followup to a piece I did for them about a month ago on “How Libertarianism Helps the Poor,” and prelude to a piece I’m currently writing on why libertarians […]
Over at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen, Murali works on developing Will Wilkinson’s idea of “Rawlsekianism,” an idea with close affinities to Bleeding Heart Libertarianism (but a much uglier name). Economic Freedom and Quality of Life Reason TV on the problems with DC’s taxi medallion system