Yes the two authors even wrote a book about it (i follow the links usually).
Following your post, i read the article for a second time…and i see the author’s theory is basically Milton Friedman neo-liberalism with a new make-up and hairstyle.
The authors propose an intelligent way to sell neo-liberalism to the “disenchanted”, using the so-called left as the salesman, honestly it’s pure genius.
Personally i despise Milton Friedman, but i admire his intelligence, and i could say the same about the two authors of the article and the book.
Started this post by tackling some of their assertions but i deleted, would be a wall of text and when unable to synthesize what i have to say, better not say it.
Yeah its exactly like that.
As a result, a lot of people avoid tackling many subjects in public because they are afraid they will stumble upon such issues and lose friends or create unnecessary tensions. We are so polarized we are losing the ability to communicate with each other in person, and communication is one of the defining traits of humanity.
How did we get here? Internet played a role of course, but what else am i missing?
How can people restore that ability to debate face to face without hating each other?
Remember when i was a student, had such heated debates with my friends that an observer would have thought we were going to start a fight, but nope, no such thing and we were leaving the table with ruffled feathers but still friends.