USD's Matt Zwolinski on 'Bleeding-Heart Libertarians'
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Reason.com -- "Libertarians ... when they try to convince people of libertarianism, they do it by talking about the way in which free markets make life better for the poor," says Matt Zwolinski, a philosopher at the University of San Diego and a creator of the web site Bleeding Heart Libertarians, which features writing from various libertarian philosophers and economists on topics of social justice.
While the notion of "social justice" has long been anathema to some libertarians, Zwolinski says that a bleeding-heart libertarian realizes that an abiding concern for the most vulnerable in society is an essential part of any moral political system. (Full Story)