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14 November 2012

The 2012 Election Results: Philosophy in Action Podcast

By Diana Hsieh

In the 11 November 2012 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I discussed the 2012 election results, and I thought it might be of interest. The question was:

What should we think of the results of the 2012 election? Many free-market advocates are despairing over the election results, particularly the re-election of President Obama. They claim that America has sunk to a new low in re-electing an openly socialistic and egalitarian hater of America. Do you think that such despair is warranted? Also, how can intellectuals, activists, and others effectively promote individual rights over the next four years?
My Answer, In Brief: Advocates of free markets need to stop despairing and start thinking about how to make progress over the next four years.

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