Writer Robert Draper on the “Libertarian Moment”

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    In the August 7th issue of the New York Times Magazine, ROBERT DRAPER wrote about Libertarian politics in an article titled “Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” He argues that it’s particularly younger voters who are fueling interest in free-market economics and less intrusion of government in their lives evidenced by support for gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana. He also points to the rise in popularity of Republican Rand Paul whose Libertarian leanings could help attract voters to the Republican Party. Draper joins us today as part of our new weekly election coverage “Ballot Talks.”

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