Including Arnold Kling going state-capacity libertarian
I did like the podcast with Russ, but I think he let you off too easy on state capacity libertarianism. I wrote about it here:
I am curious what you think about Bryan Caplan's criticisms of SCL over at Econlib. They seem equally damning of the notion, but didn't come up with your talk with Russ.
This description of "State Capacity Libertarianism" sounds to me like what I've always though of as 20th Century Liberalism.
Russ does give a lot of pushback. I think while it’s possible he’s right, he comes across as not wanting to try much of anything. This approach is not likely to have a lot of influence on the policies that inevitably do get taken up.