Saturday, March 5, 2011

Neoclassical Liberalism

There's a new blog called "Bleeding Heart Libertarians" and their goal appears to be to defend a political philosophy called "neoclassical liberalism." Essentially, it seems like libertarianism with a respect for social justice. Here's an excerpt from the opening post:
What we have in common on this blog is an appreciation for market mechanisms, for voluntary social cooperation, for property rights, and for individual liberty. But we appreciate those things, in large part, because of the way they contribute to important human goods – and especially the way in which they allow some of society’s most vulnerable members to realize those goods.
This may very well be the direction my own political philosophy is going right now, given my fundamental misgivings about libertarianism (for instance, I don't think the case for liberty can be grounded in the concept of "self-ownership"). I was especially intrigued by Jason Brennan's article on a "higher liberalism." So far the writers there have simply done a little bit of orientation, defining terms for future discussion. I look forward to reading how their arguments unfold.

(HT: Marginal Revolution)

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