Sunday, February 19, 2012
Libertarian, but only for dudes
Tyler Cowen on his Twitter feed, in reference to the Virginia mandated pre-abortion transvaginal ultrasound bill.
There's an awfully obvious turnabout on this comment that I really would have thought a libertarian would see coming:
"Uh, and what about those on the 'small government' side?"
I'm actually pretty surprised to see Cowen come out as a paternalistic culture warrior. I didn't realize that Ron Paul's "libertarian for boys, authoritarian for girls" philosophy was a pan-libertarian thing. That's really disappointing, but I guess it explains why there are so few libertarian women. Or perhaps the lack of libertarian women explains the dissonant view on women's rights.