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Learning from libertarianism: Thanks from an unrepentant social democrat

By: Richard W. Miller,  Washington Post
September 19, 2017

Richard Miller, the Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life in the Sage School of Philosophy, writes in this Washington Post op-ed that understanding the philosophy of libertarianism provides a basis for abandoning libertarianism. 

He writes that "a committed libertarian must condemn as wrong forcibly taking a life-preserver ornamenting another's flagpole to save someone from drowning and must support the enforcement of contracts to enter into slavery and clauses in home sales forbidding subsequent sales to African-Americans. What a relief to abandom such committments, while relying on moral foundations for political choice enriched by lessons learned by libertarianism." 

Read the full op-ed in the Washington Post.

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