If you want to know more about what it means to be a libertarian, I can warmly recommend Lars Tvedes latest book «The Goose with the Golden Eggs».
The surprising tale of what it means to be libertarian
I believe that the political landscape can be divided into three major schools of thought; collectivism, conservatism and libertarianism. I was a socialist as a child but as I have grown up and seen how the world actually works and how people behave in different situations, my mind has changed. I am now mainly libertarian but also believe that conservatism has quite a bit to offer. And collectivism? It makes sense here and there, but overall, I think most societies end with far too much collectivism. But what does it mean to be a libertarian? And what are the rationales behind the libertarian mindset? In The Goose with the Golden Eggs I tried to explain this.
After I published The Creative Society I was contacted by various politicians and ended up spending a lot of time in incredibly interesting discussions with some of them about the deeper meaning of politics. I also gave many speeches about society and politics at various political gatherings as well as in the Danish parliament. What became clear to me is that many people – and especially the average voter – has a pretty weak understanding of the political landscape and how politics has shaped the western world.
The keywords in libertarian mindset are in my opinion:
- minimal state
The book explains this but also elaborates on such relevant phenomena as moral instincts, game theory, personality analysis, flow-concept, positive psychology, cultural history, sociology, economics, history and much else. I was awarded the Danish Adam Smith Award after the book came out.
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