But my largest disagreement is that Tyler misses what is most problematic about modern libertarianism. In my view, modern libertarianism has too narrow a view of social harm and too limited a role for government in encouraging mediating institutions that help ameliorate such harms. Tyler underscores a certain obtuseness on this point by professing not to be able to understand the difference between classical liberalism and libertarianism, except that classical liberalism was a 19th-century philosophy suited to solving the problems of its times, but not ours.It's a thoughtful response.
Friday, January 17, 2020
Update on State Capacity Libertarianism
I posted on this new topic of Tyler Cowan's almost two week's ago. I have seen other commentary since then. Law and Liberty had this mostly-negative take on the idea.
Posted by Assistant Village Idiot at 7:10 PM