Seven Reasons Progressives Should Be More Libertarian

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Seven Reasons Progressives Should Be More Libertarian

The Daily Caller -- I am a bleeding heart libertarian. Like libertarians in general, I believe in free markets, private property, strong civil liberties and limited government. But unlike standard libertarians, and like progressives, I believe in social justice. I believe, in other words, that the legitimacy of political and economic institutions depends on their being justifiable to all persons who are subject to them, including, and perhaps especially including, the poor and vulnerable. (Full Story)

Matt Zwolinski, PhD, specializes in political philosophy and normative ethics. He is a co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy, and serves on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly.

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