Liberaltarianism Watch

by Patrick Appel

Massie looks abroad:

[Britain and Germany] are currently governed by socially-liberal, economically-conservative coalitions. If you want to see whether "liberaltarianism" is possible then you might look to these countries.

Germany's Free Democrats and, to a lesser extent, some Liberal Democrats in Britain would probably come within a US definition of "liberaltarian". Rock-ribbed libertarians can find plenty to be unhappy with in each instance but these governments are much, much closer and friendlier to what I'd term real liberalism than anything on offer from either party in the US or from any of the alternatives in the UK and Germany.