Tagged: liberaltarianism

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Social Forces and Vulgar Libertarianism

Will Wilkinson makes an important observation about the affinity between libertarians and conservatives. At the heart of the fusionism between the two groups, he explains, is the notion of individual responsibility. Whereas libertarians and...

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Liberalism, Centrism, and Libertarianism

Since I have been called a “fake liberal” recently, I thought I’d delve into the subject once again. I am a liberal mainly because the rather short arc of liberalism traces pretty well alongside...

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Still More Caricatures of Libertarianism

If anything, I have become more and more of a libertarian the further I’ve moved to the “left”. I say “left” because I think terms right and left have become more than a little...

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Labour and the American Middle Class

I’ve been pondering Erik’s post on the difference between pity-charity liberalism and bottom-up liberalism, and I think he’s hit upon a key distinction between traditional liberals and liberaltarianism, and it’s a difference that will...

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On Bottom-Up Liberalism & Pity-Charity Liberalism

I’ve been thinking about bottom-up liberalism and pity-charity liberalism a lot lately, and the whole mess of ideas that swirl around between the two. Essentially, Mike Konczal thinks that growth plus safety nets is...

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Doubt and Ideology

Erik just posted a piece considering how liberals and libertarians view liberty and justice, and how he is left ambivalent between these worldviews.  If you haven’t read it yet please do so, I can...

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Antitrust/Media Consolidation: A Liberaltarian’s Manifesto

Co-blogger James Hanley’s response to my bleg this morning (which I found very helpful even if it didn’t directly answer the bleg itself*) got me thinking.  James wrote, in pertinent part: The public choice...

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Neoliberalism & Culture

Will is absolutely correct to note that the success of the Anglophone and Northern European governance models (and their Asian counterparts who have emulated and innovated with these models successfully) rest a great deal...

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Liberaltarian Q & A session

Michael Drew asks some questions in the comments. And before I even begin to try and answer them, let me just admit to not having this all worked out. There are no solid answers,...

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This.

Timothy Lee identifies the problem with fusionist libertarianism. I agree in full with his conclusions.

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A Liberal party? Positive conservatism? Both?

A while back I proposed a third party (I know, I know third parties are total pipe dreams. The barriers to entry are too high. Tell that to the Whigs and the Tories…!). I...

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One more time down this rabbit hole

To follow up a bit more on the libertarian coalition argument, I have to say it really just depends. Glancing across the pond you see the Liberal Democrats – a left-libertarian group in many...

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Liberaltarianism as a Disposition

Mark Thompson offers a two-part analysis of liberaltarianism. I suspect there are three. Part one looks back at the intellectual history of liberalism. We know the refrain by now: Bastiat sat on the Left....

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Once More into the Liber-al-tarian Breach

Erik’s post today gives me a good excuse to better define and clarify what I’m talking about when I talk about liber-al-tarianism and the notion that the intermediate-term future of libertarianism lies more with the...

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Fringe bipartisanship

Ben Smith points to the first real bipartisanship we’ve seen for quite some time: Bipartisanship is a rare thing in Washington, but the Senate just 96-0 to pass a bill to "Audit the Fed,"...

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Blond with Sandel(s)

Two of the League’s brethren attended Philip Blond’s lecture at Georgetown last week.  Will’s review here, David’s here. For those interested, Blond’s thought has been a source of numerous posts in the League’s annals...

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Liberaltarianism is dead

“I don’t want to say that liberaltarianism is dead. But is it endangered? Sure. It deserves to be.” ~ Jason Kuznicki I think the hopes placed in the Obama administration by libertarians have been...

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