Libertarian Welfare State
For the last few years, I have been thinking about something. For the last six months, I have been working on a book about it. For the last weeks, I have started discussing it with friends. Today, I am talking about it publicly.
My book will be called The Libertarian Welfare State. The major thesis is explained in the following quote from Hayek:
There is little reason why the government should not also play some role, or even take the intiative, in such areas as social insurance and education, or temporarily subsidize certain experimental developments. Our problem here is not so much the aims as the methods of government action.
It argues that a libertarian welfare state is not only more efficient, but morally superior as it treats the beneficiaries with greater respect.
It can be seen as a liberaltarian project, if you wish, but I rather just call it straight libertarian. Or we can start calling Hayek and Milton Friedman liberaltarians.
I will be using the twitter moniker @libwelfare for this project (in case you do not care to follow my other ramblings).
I have written a few pages long-hand and made several notes, but when I start typing, this will show up on my github account. Ignore this if you don't know what github is.
(I know that R. Frank almost wrote a book with the same name. I think I had the name before he did [according to google, I have references going back to 2009]. At least, I independently came up with it. Also, I think this is a better name for my book and Darwin Economy is a better book for his).blog comments powered by Disqus