Why libertarianism needs our adjective, Jeff Sachs version

posted by
January 17, 2012
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Steve Horwitz  
Posted in Commentary

"Denying liberty seems to, empirically, undermine the very virtues and concerns that Sachs sees as opposed to liberty. That said, we still bear the burden of showing that liberty is not an alternative to a humane and virtuous society, but the means to that end. Until we have, and until even Ivy League smarties like Sachs recognize that libertarians do not see more liberty trading off against those values, I will continue to annoy my good friend Pete by using the phrase 'bleeding heart libertarian.'" (01/16/12)


Our Sponsors