Senator-elect David Leyonhjelm’s comment that John Howard ‘deserved to be shot’ illustrates a problem all too often at the heart of libertarianism.
With bailouts, salary caps and health care reform, 2009 has been a year of Big Government in the US — sparking a renewed interest amongst the country’s Right in the libertarian, free-market philosophies of Ayn Rand.
Ross Gittins reckons libertarians and their evil theories, especially the efficient markets hypothesis, are to blame for the global financial crisis. Sinclair Davidson begs to differ.
The Tea Party Movement was started and is backed by major conservative think tanks, despite all the talk of grassroots organisation.
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