Showing Liberty Is Personal

George Donnelly believes appealing to empathy, rather than economics, enables more people to be attracted to libertarian ideas. I think he’s on the right track. Ideas about what are good or bad economic outcomes are shaped by people’s existing value judgements and underlying assumptions.

I think it’s not so much about displaying empathy as it is about giving concrete examples with stark alternatives that appeal to people’s existing values, showing that liberty is personal.

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  1. Good advice. There are reasons why economics is referred to as a dismal science. Proving that truth about economics has a libertarian bias only demonstrates that libertarianism is a harsh mistress.

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