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New Hampshire problems illustrate importance of public values

September 27, 2011 by


I have long argued that the public values democracies discover and implement are an essential part of a free society.  Market fundamentalists generally ignore the argument although many now acknowledge that a democracy is a spontaneous order, which is a start.  I recently read of a kerfluffle among libertarians in New Hampshire that illustrates my […]

Classical Liberal confusions about democracy

April 25, 2011 by


I think it ironic and perhaps tragic that classical liberals, who more than any other intellectual community appreciate how markets are emergent orders, make the same mistakes over democracy that central planners make regarding markets.