In my first post here, I wrote that among my reasons for embracing a liberal kind of libertarianism and wanting to publicly emphasize libertarianism’s liberal-ness is
the great importance, in America in particular, of sharply distinguishing the cause of freedom from the cause of slavery which is happy to claim its name. The interpretation […]
If you say you’re against the state these days, someone’s sure to ask you how your views parallel Ron Paul’s. The frequency of these sorts of conversations seem likely to increase if poll wizard Nate Silver is right that the Texas Representative will win in the Iowa Republican caucus.
I’m sitting out this year’s electoral […]
So as the Occupy movement switches tactics to occupy foreclosed homes, I pose the following questions for my colleagues here at BHL and the commentariat:
1. Given that many of those homes are the property of the very same banks who were bailed out with their/our tax dollars, is there any reason to object to […]
I thought I would throw my 2 cents into the current discussion since my view seems to be different than those who have posted so far.
I have to first say something about how I think political philosophy should be done. On this score, I should admit, I am old-fashioned. I believe that one must […]
In my last post, I distinguished between three types of bleeding heart libertarianism (BHL): Weak/Contingent BHL, Anarchist Left BHL, and Strong BHL. I put myself in the third category, but didn’t say much about it other than that unlike the first two […]
Below, Matt differentiated between “Contingent BHLs”
“This group has what might be described as standard right-libertarian views for standard right-libertarian reasons….What makes members of this group bleeding heart libertarians is the belief that libertarian institutions are good for the poor and vulnerable, and, perhaps, the belief that this fact about the consequences of […]