Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Changing one’s views

Sometimes my friends chide me for changing my views about various subjects. In response I quote my former boss, Jacqueline Wexler, president of Hunter College, to the effect that she changed her views when she had access to newer information. 

So it has been for me with libertarianism, where I was never, to be honest, a true believer - even though it had an impact on me back in the day. Now I feel no affinity at all. 

Libertarins, who have little electoral presence, did not create the present distressing income inequality.  But their ideas are no help.  Their free-market fundamentalism is actually casting gasoline on the fire of income inequality that is ravaging all our advanced Western polities.


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