Inside the Cold, Calculating Libertarian Mind

All Americans value liberty, but libertarians seem to value it more. For social conservatives, liberty is often a means to the end of rolling back the welfare state, with its lax morals and redistributive taxation, so liberty can be infringed in the bedroom. For liberals, liberty is a way to extend rights to groups perceived to be oppressed, so liberty can be infringed in the boardroom. But for libertarians, liberty is an end in itself, trumping all other moral values.

Dr. Iyer’s conclusion is that libertarians are a distinct species—psychologically as well as politically.

via Matt Ridley on Libertarians | Mind & Matter – WSJ.com.

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