Fri, 2 January 2009
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 57: I'm A Progressive Libertarian ... in which I explain how one can insist that the government respect the Bill of Rights, and stay out of our business whenever possible, but also act to promote our welfare by supporting rights of women, gays, and minorities, and spend money to reduce poverty, provide health care, and explore space. I'm in favor of no income tax for anyone earning under a million dollars a year, and raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires. Regarding governmental intervention to help with the current economic crisis, I see that intervention as an antibiotic. In general, we want our bodies to fight off infection on their own. But if our lungs are filling with fluid from bacterial pneumonia, we better get some antibiotic intervention as soon as possible.
my latest novel: The Plot to Save Socrates
and Brian Charles Clarke says The Plot to Save Socrates "resonates with the current political climate . . . heroine Sierra Waters is sexy as hell . . . there's a bite to Levinson's wit" -- in Curled Up With A Good Book