Sunday, May 09, 2010

Libertarianism From A To Z

Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron has produced Libertarianism From A to Z, an encyclopedic look at everything from abortion to zoos from an angle consistent with classical liberal thought and insights. Miron's book, which covers tough issues such as civil rights legislation, immigration policy, and much more, is simultaneously provocative and engaging.

It makes sense that the most divisive issues should be settled at the most local level. Politicians at the national level hate that idea because those divisive issues are how they got into office, and how they plan to keep getting re-elected. But imagine a country where Senators, for example, couldn't get into office by dividing Americans against each other.

But a divided people are easier to control.

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