Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Snobbery, pt II
What he said.
It may be obvious from the link but it's worth pointing about exactly why the Will Wilkinsons of the world will play second fiddle to the Sarah Palins if freedom in America has any future. Simply speaking there are by orders of magnitude more Palins that Wilkinsons so in any coalition containing them both, the Palins will be the lead dog.
It's a little less obvious (and counterintuitive to many) but the Palins are actually smarter for the same reasons. That is, because Will Wilkinson wants to impose top-down social control over their "reactionary" impulses, he is necessarily going to be on the wrong end of a Hayekian information gap, something that any libertarian ought to know.