Tyler's Crisis Mentality
By Bryan Caplan
Tyler has a podcast about what he calls “the intellectual crisis in libertarianism.” Again, I’m baffled. To say we’re in a crisis strongly suggests that things used to be better for us. But as far as I can tell, as an intellectual movement libertarianism is doing better today than ever before.
If someone were to argue that libertarianism “remains as irrelevant as ever,” I’d understand his point. Yes, there are a lot more of us than there used to be, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re a tiny quixotic minority. Point taken. But to say that libertarianism has entered a crisis period is silly.