At its heart, the Tea Party is the strongest political manifestation of economic libertarianism
since the New Deal.
Milton Friedman, the 1960s guru of economic libertarianism
, coined the term `the tyranny of democracy', presenting the argument that 50 percent plus one in the community can impose its will on the rest.
But at the intellectual level, even among most of the people Lindsey describes as "gargoyles," economic libertarianism
remains largely synonymous with economic conservatism.
It recently published a book by British economist Angus Sibley, The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Libertarianism
, which I reviewed on my blog, Distinctly Catholic.