Free School University Radio

On March 18, 2012, I uploaded a post entitled “Democratic Decisions” to my blog Persistent Wondering. Prof. Jerry Friedman, who was on FSU-Radio on January 18, talking about “Occupy Economics”, read my post and emailed me to say he really liked it. “Excellent post on a critical issue!” he said. “Our argument for socialism and social regulation over markets eventually becomes a choice among imperfect alternatives where we argue that democratic governance is better than individual choice through markets. Maybe you want to do a radio on this with a discussion of democratic theories going back to Aristotle, de Tocqueville, Mill, et al?” I replied that I’d read a little Mill and Aristotle, but no de Tocqueville, but that I’d love to do a show on this subject. Because Jerry is a U. Mass. professor, he was busy until end of term, so we couldn’t do the show right…

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