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Podcast #259: From Libertarianism to Liberalism – How Does That Work?

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A (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Scott Parker called Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany.

Despite my best efforts to do this in one take, the show contains three edits.

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  1. Avatar of Matthew
    January 28, 2014

    Matthew

    Brett,

    Just had a listen to this podcast and thought it was great.

    You did fine. I know it was a struggle to wade going through the text of that article.

    In the end, I have to agree that approaching discussion by getting past labels and discussing history as well as consequences of the implementation of ideas is the only moral way to proceed.

    Where I live (the Philippines), I believe we’ve gotten at least a tiny step away from centralised powers by way of our arbitration of disputes on the community level rather than escalating all disputes to the courts.

    It’s far from perfect, but, perhaps, it’s the kind of steps that need to be done to move away from an all powerful central state?

  2. January 28, 2014

    MayaShimmyPop

    It’s okay, Brett. Only a person creating a complete fabrication of a story would call an act of personal regression an “epiphany.” :)

  3. February 1, 2014

    Daniel

    I have listened to every school sucks podcast, and I have to say this was my favorite! I went straight to read the article and thought, “Boy, Brett was right. This guy does look like a liberal.” I wonder if he felt any discomfort with his ideas not aligning with his persona?

  4. February 1, 2014

    pat

    well done brett.

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