Saturday, 29 February 2020

"Economic freedom, personal freedom, and cosmopolitanism are Very Good Things, and (b) Western elites are at least less opposed to all three Very Good Things than the deeply authoritarian Western masses." #QotD


"On average, I do trust Western elites more than Western masses. My main reason, though, is not that the modern world is too 'complex' or 'interconnected,' but that (a) economic freedom, personal freedom, and cosmopolitanism are Very Good Things, and (b) Western elites are at least less opposed to all three Very Good Things than the deeply authoritarian Western masses. Back in 2012, I described the median American voter as a 'moderate national socialist,' and subsequent events have reaffirmed my doleful perspective."
        ~ Bryan Caplan, from his post 'Open Borders in the New Yorker'
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