Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Happy Anniversary to the LP! But...

A good article in the Denver Post... Two big (and related) limitations so far-- and for the foreseeable future.

1.) Ethically and practically, many people are quite fond of using the force on government on others (or even, themselves)-- in matters economic, social, and/or military.
2.) "Rational ignorance/apathy" from Public Choice economics predicts the norm we observe: the 99% who only invest a smidgen to think about political philosophy and public policy. As such, most folks settle for policy analysis that focuses on the obvious over the larger subtle consequences of govt policy-- and end up at support for one of the two prominent political tribes (or ironically, often-more-rational disengagement).
Difficult to imagine the LP overcoming either or both. But we soldier on...


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