Being a Libertarian: Cassandra’s Curse

From What It Feels Like to be a Libertarian:

Being a libertarian means living with a level of frustration that is nearly beyond human endurance. It means being subject to unending scorn and derision despite being inevitably proven correct by events. How does it feel to be a libertarian? Imagine what the internal life of Cassandra must have been and you will have a pretty good idea.

Cassandra’s curse was to always tell the truth about the future, but never be believed. If you add to that curse that she would be ridiculed, derided, and shunned for making her predictions, you have a pretty fair approximation of what it feels like to be a libertarian.

Go on, read the whole thing.



One Response to “Being a Libertarian: Cassandra’s Curse”

  1. Eric Hood Says:

    Before the first Swan budget I said the next budget would be in deficit, all my public servant friends were scornful at best. I take no pleasure in being right. Though my prediction was based more on the Labour party having control than an economic downturn.

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