Wherefore liberty?

I’m not a follower of Peter Risdon’s blog, Freeborn John, and we’ve had our differences. But this infamous “bloggertarian” writer and ofttimes Interweb ranter has hit the nail on the head with the following succinct statement:

“Cooperation is by definition free and voluntary and it is, happily, the most efficient way for people to interact.”

Indeed. I detect no Randian selfishness in these words. There may be an apparent ideological gulf between ‘right’ and ‘left’ libertarianism, but this is to some degree superficial, and there is more to unite free marketeers and anarchists than there is dividing them.

Do read the rest of Peter’s Normblog profile.