The libertarians strike back

posted by
March 8, 2011
The New Republic
by Jonathan Chait  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Last week, I mentioned a 2004 Reason article by Ronald Bailey advocating an individual mandate. The author's article responds, calling me 'the New Republic's chief left-wing ideologue' -- take that, comrade Judis! -- and argues that his proposed plan from 2004 was totally different .... Bailey's argument would make sense if he had been urging libertarians to accept an individual mandate as the cost of getting other, more palatable reforms. Then his shift on the individual mandate would be less dramatic. Instead he was advocating the individual mandate as a good in and of itself ..." (03/07/11)  


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