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Rethinking Economic Liberty, pt. 2 – Positive Liberty

In Democratic Governance, Economic Planning, Economics, History and Politics, Inequality, Liberalism, Political Ideology, Politics, Politics of Policy, Progressivism, Social Democracy on August 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm


In “Economic Liberty vs. Industrial Democracy,” I raised the issue that the progressive sense of “economic liberty” is actually broader in scope than that of libertarians. However, that piece mostly focused on the progressive conception of negative economic liberty – i.e, freedom from private coercion, especially in the case of the worker-boss relationship.

In this piece, I’m going to return to the idea of economic liberty – but this time on grounds more frequently explored by progressives in the past, namely the conception of positive economic liberty.

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