Niskanen Center

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A "liberaltarian" organization that is attempting to make nicey-nice with liberals to secure key libertarian goals without being too obviously obnoxious. Still tied into the Kochtopus through its board and funding. Cannot be believed or trusted.

Liberty and equality, spontaneity and security, happiness and knowledge, mercy and justice - all these are ultimate human values, sought for themselves alone; yet when they are incompatible, they cannot all be attained, choices must be made, sometimes tragic losses accepted in pursuit of some preferred ultimate end.
Isaiah Berlin, "The Power of Ideas" p. 27

And that's exactly why libertarians are poor allies to any mainstream political party: the overemphasis on liberty, and disdain for other values. No matter what the Niskanen Center authors claim.

"An artisanal boutique selling velvet gloves for the market’s iron hand."


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Will Wilkinson (5 links)
A shill for the interests of the wealthy, who has been employed by the Institute For Humane Studies, the Mercatus Center, and the Cato Institute -- all parts of the Kochtopus. Moved to the Niskanen Center.


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