RAND SIMBERG: “Want Change? Let’s Try Truly Free Markets.”

In her seminal book, The Future and Its Enemies, Virginia Postrel writes about the real political divide – not left versus right, but what she calls stasists versus dynamists. The former fear change and want to use government power to minimize it, if not eliminate it. The latter accept that improvements in the human condition require change by definition, and understand that the best way to ensure it is to allow individuals the freedom to make choices, with consequences, both good and ill, to be borne by them.

By these definitions, both presidential candidates in this election were largely stasists.

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