Comments on: Conspire Me This: Is Nancy MacLean a Hired Gun for the Establishment? http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/ Free Markets and Social Justice Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 By: alan greenberg http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-81699 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:56:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-81699 Buchanan wants to preserve absolute economic liberty for the likes of charles Koch, not you and me. And the point of the book is not the economic theories of James Buchanan but the plan to alter the rules of our system to prevent democracy from working.

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By: Peter from Oz http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-81077 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:32:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-81077 I love that second sentence. Have you ever thought of entering a summarising Proust contest? I’m sure you’d do really well.

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By: The Juvenile “Research” of “Historian” Nancy McLean – The Skeptical Libertarian http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80789 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:28:54 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80789 […] the past couple weeks, Steve Horwitz (2) (3), Phil Magness (2), Russ Roberts, Don Boudreaux, Jason Brennan, Christopher Flemming, David Henderson, David Bernstein (2), Nick Gillespie, Mike Munger, Greg […]

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By: Earl of Sandwich http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80678 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:35:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80678 “extremely careful analysis”

https://medium.com/@russroberts/nancy-maclean-owes-tyler-cowen-an-apology-e6277ee75eb3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/28/does-democracy-in-chains-paint-an-accurate-picture-of-james-buchanan/?utm_term=.ae19a8e20021#comments

tl;dr = MacLean comes off poorer for it. if not bankrupt

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By: Earl of Sandwich http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80677 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:27:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80677 “‘The ideas and arguments could be worth considering independently of who voiced them or why.””

they might be if her ideas and arguments weren’t based entirely on misrepresentations of her subject

examples =

https://medium.com/@russroberts/nancy-maclean-owes-tyler-cowen-an-apology-e6277ee75eb3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/28/some-dubious-claims-in-nancy-macleans-democracy-in-chains/?utm_term=.eb50b3d3325f

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By: ViperRum http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80676 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:19:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80676 Oh and in her interview in Slate, MacLean distorted Buchanan there as well claiming he advocated for despotism when in reading Limits of Liberty it is quite obvious Buchanan was warning about despotism. One can be wrong, but when one is wrong this often and always in the same direction it is pretty clear what is going on…outright lying.

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By: ViperRum http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80675 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:17:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80675 I doubt you are a libertarian. MacLean is wildly wrong on a number of accounts. Her attempt to link Buchanan to Donald Davidson is totally without any basis. Her claim that Buchanan based his work on John C. Calhoun is complete nonsense. Buchanan never once cited Calhoun and MacLean’s only connection was Murray Rothbard…problem there is Rothbard and Buchanan really did not like each other…at all. So that connection does not work either. She also tries to pretend that Buchanan wanted to use Brown vs. Topeka as a way to maintain segregated schools while adhering to the letter of the law. Problem is the document she cited written by Buchanan and Nutter, but it did note that allowing for greater variation in who runs schools can help result in attaining a given level of education at the least cost. And of course there was her complete distortion of Tyler Cowen’s work as well. Frankly, one has to wonder if you really did read her book…and why you aren’t reading the source material as well.

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By: ViperRum http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80672 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:07:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80672 No stevejohnson2 is just being an ass.

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By: ViperRum http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80671 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 05:05:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80671 Which is why stevejohnson2 is a turd trying to justify lying.

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By: Nancy MacLean's Narrative Continues to Unravel - Cafe Hayek http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/06/conspire-nancy-maclean-hired-gun-establishmet/#comment-80594 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:22:05 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11875#comment-80594 […] Jason Brennan  A […]

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