Jan 13, 1985

Bill Evers: How to Convince a Socialist

Bill Evers was a resident scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution (and is currently a research fellow there) and also served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development in the U.S. Department of Education from 2007-09.

In this lecture from 1985, Evers speaks at a Libertarian Party of California event about convincing socialists to become libertarians. His talks about dismantling some of the preconceptions socialists have about their own beliefs by using framing devices such as the socialist calculation debate to show adherents how the political dimension in central planning eventually takes over the entire system.