Monday, May 22, 2006

Too liberal for John Howard's Liberals?

One Australian Rand fan is having trouble becoming a candidate for John Howard's Liberal Party. Prodos Marinakis (left) -- busker, singer, punk performer, internet host, interviewer, Rand fan and classical liberal -- is apparently more liberal than some Liberals can really handle, or would like to.

The Age and the Herald Sun both have stories; links below have further debate.

And for some deep background, Prodos's latest online interviews are a must: he talks to Gerard Jackson asks"Labor Market Reform: Can unions protect wages?" and to Andrew Bernstein on "Capitalism as the only moral system." No wonder the Liberals are scared.

I wonder how many will be joining him in this years Worldwide Celebrate Capitalism Day? Are you? I understand an organiser is still needed for this year's Auckland CCD -- any takers?

UPDATE: I've just heard the Bernstein interview for the first time, and it's not the one I remember. It's good, but do skip the first few minutes where some sad git introduces Bernstein in about as long-winded a way as you possibly can.

LINKS: Candidate flags new liberalism - The Age
Rocker too hot for Libs - Herald Sun
Labor Market Reform: Can unions protect wages? (interview) - Prodos Podcast
Capitalism as the only moral system (interview) - Prodos Podcast
Worldwide Celebrate Capitalism Day

Michael Kroger’s hatchet men betray Liberal Party member - BrookesNews.Com
Prodos goes to Parliament? - Catallaxy
Maverick attacked - The Other Cheek (Andrew Landers)
ALL PRODOS ALL THE TIME: Liberal Maverick Is Not Anarcho-Capitalist - The Other Cheek (Andrew Landers)
Prodos Marinakis - Mangled Thoughts
Meet Prodos, the new liberal candidate for Richmond - zGeek Forums

TAGS: Politics-Australian, Politics, Objectivism, Libertarianism

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