1. Michel Houellebecq’s fragile world Siddhartha Deb, New Republic
  2. Classical liberalism vs libertarianism John McGinnis, Law & Liberty
  3. State capacity libertarianism is just old fashioned conservatism Samuel Hammond, Niskanen
  4. Meritocracy and capitalism in China today Long Ling, LRB

2 thoughts on “Nightcap

  1. Like so many today, these writers seem to expect a preferred governing format to produce the preferred human behavior more readily than others. Very Marxist, that. Isn’t it possible that working up from the details of human behavior might provide better results?

    • I don’t know if I’d characterize their arguments that way, Jack. I have to give ’em the benefit of the doubt and assume they’re working from a bottom-up approach, too. Even the bureaucrat from China comes from a sympathetic place, a place where people should be free to govern themselves. At least in my humble opinion…

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