2014: Libertarian populism, or same old GOP politics?
The Internet, as it is wont to do, set to work immediately dissecting and reblogging this concept along every dimension imaginable. The responses and critiques by Ross Douthat, Matt Yglesias, Will Wilkinson, Ramesh Ponnuru, Josh Barro, and James Poulos are all worth your time, although it’s Lori Sanders of the R Street Institute who caught my attention. Sanders identified a “female problem” with libertarian populism that’s right on the money – the way the narrative is being written is very much a “Man vs. The System” boys’ story.