Libertarians once claimed they had the answer to the environmental crisis. But the reality of climate change has simply exposed the futility of their creed.
John Quiggin, an Australian economist at the University of Queensland, blogs at Crooked Timber.
Some scholars and writers are trying to rehabilitate John Locke. They shouldn’t — he was an apologist for slavery, not a champion of freedom.
Jeffersonian Democrats made a serious attempt to implement Locke’s theories. Colonization and expropriation followed.
John Locke advocated for a world based on expropriation, enslavement, and serfdom.
John Locke’s classical liberalism isn’t a doctrine of freedom. It’s a defense of expropriation and enslavement.
Cutting the banks down to size is good policy and good politics.