Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bryan Caplan - How Libertarian Was the Civil Rights Movement?

Overall, I see the civil rights movement much as I see the Protestant Reformation.  Both attacked blatant injustices, many of them government-imposed.  But the thrust of the Protestant Reformation wasn't separation of church and state.  It was state-mandated Protestantism.  Similarly, the thrust of the civil rights movement wasn't separation of race and state.  It was state-mandated group equality of result.  Whether they're quoting Martin Luther or Martin Luther King, libertarians shouldn't forget these facts.

Read more: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2010/05/how_libertarian.html

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