Brian Doherty responds to Patri Friedman’s Cato Unbound Essay. Doherty’s argument is pretty close to my own view, with the major point that there are many ways a person can attempt to make society more free, including the folk activism Patri sees as pointless. My favourite sentence:
But I strongly suspect much libertarian activism is more consumption expense anyway — and a good thing, too, because, as obviously underlies this whole debate, it’s largely out of any individual activist’s hands to make sure the end goal is reached.
Read the whole thing.