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Liberals and Libertarians

The Libertarian Wing of the Conservative coalition has started to peel off from the Limbaugh-Beck-Fox News-Tea Party wing. Here’s Julian Sanchez(Cato Institute) last week. Sanchez accused the Red meat wing of “epistemic closure”. Here’s how Sanchez now defines what he meant. … Continue reading

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Libertarian Capitulation

When historians want to mark the moment the hyper-libertarian economic philosophy died in America, they might take this morning’s appearance by Ayn Rand’s disciple, Alan Greenspan before the House Oversight Committee. Mr. Greenspan said he had made a “mistake” in … Continue reading

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The End of the Uber-Libertarian

The conservative columnist David Brooks argues this morning that the basic principle that the conservative movement has been run on since Barry Goldwater–rugged individualism–is both wrong and disproven by science. Goldwater’s vision was highly individualistic and celebrated a certain sort … Continue reading

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Redefining Politics

One of the members of our community, Pete Wolf wrote on my Innovation Culture post about, the way ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ are used to apportion the political field in a way that, although it does in some ways respond to … Continue reading

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