Saturday, October 11, 2008

Left, right and varieties of libertarianism

This old post by Will Wilkinson on his (well worth reading) "Fly Bottle" blog is a mini-introduction to the various flavors of libertarianism as well as providing a short history of the libertarian conservative alliance during the cold war and what has become of it since the fall of communism.

The truly remarkable thing is how well it reflects my own views. The rights based view appeals to my knee, especially when it is jerking, but the right way is really rule utilitarianism with freedom an imporant argument, but not the only argument, in the utility function.