Libertarians and the Lost Left

Originally presented as a speech to the Australian Libertarian Society’s 2018 Friedman Conference

Like many people I went through a pretty bad break-up in my early 20s. Unlike most of my break-ups, this one wasn’t with a woman. I broke up with an ideology. To be precise I divorced myself from the Left. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the brash, uncompromising, freedom-loving anarcho-capitalist you see before you is nothing more than an unreconstructed Marxist.