• • • James Buchanan, RIP
Radley Balko, Huffington Post - The Agitator Egoism | Libertarians are often derided for being unapologetically selfish. I don’t think that’s a fair criticism of libertarian thinking. It <em>is</em> a fair criticism of Randianism/Objectivism. But the two aren’t the same. (I will concede that too many libertarians don’t make enough of an effort to distinguish the two.) Libertarianism is a philosophy of governing, and only of governing. Ayn Rand’s politics were also her personal creed and ethos. Her political beliefs dictated her taste in art, friends, music, food, and men. I find all of that rather horrifying.