Listening to Deirdre McCloskey in Debate
I recommend that you read through a Symposium hosted on Bleeding Heart Libertarians Blog (‘free markets and social justice’), 20 August, HERE
I strongly recommend that you read through “Factual Free-market Fairness” by DEIRDRE MCCLOSKEY and follow up by reading a large number of comments on her piece, plus her lively responses as she debates with some of them in her inimitable relaxed scholarly style.
Scroll down to her contribution and after that read through the exchange of comments. It is about as close as you can get without actually listening in the room to high-level readable scholarship.
I know very little about Bleeding Heart Libertarians, but what I have read, I tend to be comfortable with, which is more than I am with the expressed views of some libertarians, who confuse being Libertarian with an equivalent to absolute licensing of the individual to all and any acts of self-interest, a singular mistake, I believe, of Ayn Rand and her disciples.