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.

One thought on “Showing Liberty Is Personal

  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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