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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Against Greens, Play To Win

I agree that coalitioning on issues is always welcome, but I'm instinctively skeptical that coalitioning on process reforms is always a good idea.  As a radical libertarian I just don't trust political processes to yield liberty, and I think the best way to achieve liberty is to advocate for it directly.  The Naderite message of green socialism is so seductive that I used to fear process reforms that might help them promote it.  Now I'm more fatalistic, and more willing to play to win instead of playing not to lose.  If America becomes Green, we can always head for New Zealand or Switzerland or an island somewhere. :-)