Leading libertarian Tim Worstall
That\’s how I\’m described over at Touchstone, a blog by the TUC. I guess it\’s a measure of quite how wide the ideological gap is: perhaps even the comprehension gap.
That I, a classical liberal, should be described as a libertarian. For the truth is that I sign up to all of the basic logic that people like the TUC do. Markets aren\’t perfect, there\’s lots of times when we should intervene in them to make the work better. There are things which markets cannot deal with and so we have to use non-markets to deal with them. The aim is absolutely to at least lower if not end poverty and so on.
I might disagree on the details and specific cases, but I\’m fully signed up to the idea of an interventionist State which can indeed make things better than the absence of such. Such thoughts would of course have me howled down by libertarians.
To describe me as \”libertarian\”, well, I think that they must not really have understood people like Perry then.