A Libertarian Anti-Poverty Agenda

Fantastic column from Steven Horwitz. A must-read.

A Libertarian Antipoverty Agenda – The Freeman: “About a month ago I published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that poor Americans today are better off than poor Americans were back in the early 1970s (and certainly before that). Not surprisingly, it has generated quite a stream of “fan mail” from those who either cannot or will not believe it. I’m used to getting strong reactions like that, although one of the responses was among the nastiest pieces of fan mail I’ve ever received. But what really bothers me about several of these responses is the accusation that I “hate” poor people and don’t care about their well-being.”

  • John

    When I read your post via Google Reader, there was an ad at the bottom shouting "FREE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED PHONES."

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    I realize you have no control over the ads Google chooses to insert, but the ad made me chuckle. I imagine that given a choice you would prefer not to advertise government subsidies at the bottom of a post on libertarian solutions for reducing poverty. :)

  • Speedmaster

    LOL, thanks, John. That's hilarious. ;-)