The Austrian and feminist critiques of mainstream economics are compatible in surprising ways.
Legal and cultural changes allowing women to own property and participate in the market as entrepreneurs contributed to the Great Enrichment.
Progressive-Era reforms reflected sexist and racist beliefs, contrasting against classical liberalism’s “analytical egalitarianism.”
Housework isn’t compensated with wage payments or counted in GDP. Is that a problem? And if so, who should solve it?
Libertarians should oppose the state’s victimization of transgender people & help build a safe society for a diverse range of gender identities.
Libertarian feminism can help one see the dangers of patriarchy and the futility of statist intervention at once.
Novak reviews Charlotte Gordon’s book Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.
Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.