Economic Vs. Civil Liberties

Which are more important, economic liberties or civil liberties? The conventional view portrays conservatives as caring more about economic liberties than civil liberties. Liberals, on the other hand, are conventionally viewed as caring about civil liberties more than economic liberties. To Prof. Aeon Skoble, this distinction between economic and civil liberties is fictitious. The influence of market exchanges and civil liberties on one another is inseparable.

10 Comments

  1. Dusty Aud

    Great video.  Strange how the distinction between the two was ever made.  

  2. Matt Wavle

    http://faculty.ncwc.edu/mstevens/410/410lect05.htm  on this link they break down liberty into many different aspects such as Economic, Personal, Political, Civil, Social and Cultural Liberties as if they are all different.  They are all branches off of the same tree, The Tree of Liberty.

  3. Matt Wavle

    Great point Dusty.  I think people try to justify removing others’ liberties, the ones they are uncomfortable with, by trying to explain that they don’t want to deny a much more important freedom, and merely redirect, like a magician, till one by one, all our freedoms are gone.
    — Freedom for Some always ends in Tyranny for All.

  4. Daniel Pealer

    Indeed, in the end when you let others restrict your liberty they will eventually remove the root of your freedom altogether: the fact that you own yourself. and that’s really where all other freedoms come from.

  5. Kevin Burctoolla

    I say both.

  6. Anderson Chaves

    Very good.

  7. Damian Gunjak

    Freedom – the ability to act without being forced to do something – is fundamental to both, and economic liberty is just a segment of civil liberties…good video

  8. juliansfree

    I show these videos at my libertarian club meetings.

  9. Jefferson Maples Sr.

    very good video thank you it give a a better bigger picture too consider

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