Author: Willem Von Weelden

ARS ELECTRONICA ’96 INTERVIEW with Richard Barbrook and Mark Dery

The Liberalism Discussion MD: I would simply add as a kind of hypertext link to that statement, the term ‘liberal’ in America means something very different [from the European use of the term. WvW] and I think the boilerplate phrase ‘liberal economics’ is more usefully phrased for Americans as a ‘laissez-faire’ Ayn Randian deregulated economics. […]

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