My hypothesis i…

My hypothesis is that progressives, conservatives, and libertarians view politics along three different axes. For progressives, the main axis has oppressors at one end and the oppressed at the other. For conservatives, the main axis has civilization at one end and barbarism at the other. For libertarians, the main axis has coercion at one end… Continue reading My hypothesis i…

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The language of…

The language of individual- ism (i.e., the idea that people make decisions for themselves and that at least in economic matters these are the best decisions) serves as a powerful legitimation for free-market liber- alism. The irony is that this profoundly anti- expert, anti-elitist, democratic ideology has its own expert class, its professionals of market… Continue reading The language of…