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Political Liberty Requires Economic Liberty. What Does Economic Liberty Require?

Rummaging through some old journals, I came across this statement.

Political liberty requires economic liberty. But you can’t have economic liberty without intellectual liberty.

I am sure when I recorded that, I was thinking, as most people might, only on the superficial level, that our educational institutions must be free to teach in the way they see fit. While this is true, it does not tell the whole story. Intellectual liberty has more to do with what a person does with his learning opportunities. Intellectual liberty comes when a person dives into the classics and learns how to think. But thinking for oneself is a hard task. We have largely become divorced from this condition, opting collectively for more of a vocational type training where we allow authorities (teachers, parents, bosses, political elites, religious leaders) to tell us what to think, rather than a true classical, liberal education. To fix the problems facing our nation today, we must return to the pursuit of intellectual liberty. It will take time, but with patience, we can do it.

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