The Liberal Virtues (w/ Peter Boettke)

A discussion of liberal institutions and the politics of goodwill.

In a series of essays on my website, I’ve been setting out the case goodwill and what I call sympathetic joy within the liberal project. These virtues not only strengthen liberalism, but help us to be happier and more content within a diverse and dynamic liberal society.

I haven’t discussed this much on the podcast so far. And so I was happy that my friend Peter Boettke, a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University, gave me an excuse to do so by raising some critiques of my arguments. I’ve brought him on today to talk about the liberal virtues, goodwill and toleration, and the values liberal citizens should have.

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Podcast art by Sergio R. M. Duarte. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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