When it comes to creating innovative new products and allocating resources for maintainence, there’s no reason to think central planners will outperform markets.
In societies without large disparities in sociopolitical power, the egalitarian balance is often maintained through purposive action.
Pamela Hobart reviews William Irwin’s book The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism.
Refraining from discussing “taxpayers” and “my tax dollars” does nothing to resolve deep disputes that leave some public expenditures in serious moral question.
Libertarians needn’t resort to hypothetical examples of extremely unusual people to defend individual autonomy, argues Hobart.
A no-holds-barred libertarian political order would benefit everyone, not only those born with exceptional self-control.
What’s the libertarian lesson of the “ice bucket challenge?” Trust people to direct their charitable donations, even when they might make poor decisions.
Some of the libertarian gender gap can be attributed to sociological factors, but substantive policy disagreements must not be dismissed.