Patri Friedman: Beyond Folk Activism

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 8:45 pm

patrifriedman.jpgPatri Friedman: Most people are not by nature libertarians. David Nolan reports that surveys show at most 16% of people have libertarian beliefs. Nolan, the man who founded the Libertarian Party back in 1971, now calls for libertarians to give up on the strategy of electing candidates! … Libertarians pour much of our resources into dissecting policy and proposing alternatives. But agitating for a specific policy is like complaining about a price — and forgetting that it’s set by supply and demand. See here. (HT: Wallace Chen)