[ExI] Economic liberalism vs. conservatism: Why the debate here?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Feb 23 09:57:30 UTC 2011

Can we please let this thread die? The ban was there for a reason. Kthxbai.

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 09:46:40AM +0000, BillK wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:34 AM, AlgaeNymph  wrote:
> > We seem to spend more time in these lists debating the merits of
> > libertarianism or socialism as opposed to, say, how to improve our image
> > with the public.  Why is that?
> >
> And libertarians filling the list with detailed nit-picking arguments
> about how the poor half of the nation might have to let sick children
> die because they can't afford medical bills and the state shouldn't
> give handouts is a complete turnoff for the public.
> (That's only one of many turnoffs!)
> Libertarianism enthusiasts ruin any chance of appealing to the public.
> BillK
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