Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Most Important Article You Will Read This Month

If you loathe the phony freedom offered up by the libertarians, then this is a must-read for you on how libertarianism fails so completely in the workplace. It dovetails quite nicely with this piece from Alternet on the effects of job insecurity on American workers.

Let It Bleed: Libertarianism and the Workplace by Chris Bertram, Corey Robin and Alex Gourevitch.
Libertarianism is a philosophy of individual freedom. Or so its adherents claim. But with their single-minded defense of the rights of property and contract, libertarians cannot come to grips with the systemic denial of freedom in private regimes of power, particularly the workplace. When they do try to address that unfreedom, as a group of academic libertarians calling themselves “Bleeding Heart Libertarians” have done in recent months, they wind up traveling down one of two paths: Either they give up their exclusive focus on the state and become something like garden-variety liberals or they reveal that they are not the defenders of freedom they claim to be.
Go forth and read.

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