Libertoryans in the UK

Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. greginak says:

    This is indeed interesting. of course in England or most places in Europe I, as an American liberal, would be comfortable in a center or even center-right party. So I say, lets take a big step to the left and we will all be better off.Report

    • North in reply to greginak says:

      Socially I agree with you Greg. Economically I’m more skeptical. Especially considering how looking at the Europeans most recent elections it’s likely we’ll meet them coming the other way on the economic front.Report

      • E.D. Kain in reply to North says:

        Exactly. That’s the problem with moving “left” or “right” – these terms are entirely too generic.Report

      • greginak in reply to North says:

        The “right” parties in Western Europe have made peace with far more social spending then is done here. They all have some form of universal health care without seeming to have yahoo’s screaming about death panels and such.

        The center left parties in Europe have been losing support primarily to true left wing parties as much as to center right parties.Report

        • North in reply to greginak says:

          The left parties, though, haven’t made peace with the fact that having half your country’s economy tied up in government tends to lead to high unemployment and economic stagnation. The Europeans seem to be recognizing that they may have gone overboard. I’m not saying we can’t have more social spending. Heck, I support health care myself. It might be good, though, if we can imitate some of their successes without making the same mistakes they have.Report