Recorded at "The End of Politics"—the Dallas-Ft. Worth Mises Circle—on 5 November 2016.
appears more divided than any time since the Vietnam War, by race,
class, faith, sex, sexuality, education, political party, and zip code.
And thanks to social media, we are utterly aware of those divisions. No
matter who wins the nasty contest between Clinton and Trump, millions of
Americans—perhaps 100 million or more—will consider themselves
disenfranchised and unrepresented in Washington.
politicians won't go away anytime soon, to be sure. But are we
approaching the limits of what can be done politically in America? The
federal government faces serious structural problems involving debt,
spending, entitlements, regulations, taxes, civil liberties, and foreign
policy. Congress can't even pass a budget, much less decide the great
issues of the day. Gridlock—a positive development for libertarians—is
now an entrenched feature of the political landscape in DC.
politics breaks down, will the myth of democratic consensus be exposed?
Will the great social, economic, and cultural matters of our time
increasingly not be decided by politicians? And will America turn to
markets and civil society for answers to the seemingly intractable
problems government can't solve? Is the future necessarily more
authoritarian and statist, or does the breakdown of politics provide an
opportunity for us to make the case for pragmatic, non-political
solutions to social and economic problems?
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