Introduction: How the Libertarian Party Could Win the Political Debate
Position Critique of Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen
Proposed Planks for Libertarian Party Platform
Preliminary Analysis of LPMN Education Tax Credits
Reasons for Proposed Planks - The Platform should show the reasons to vote LP. Voters are looking for something that can free them from the control of politicians, bureaucrats and special interests.
1. LP should clearly and more specifically state what needs to be done and why. LP should should show the extent of preferential policies favoring special interests. LP should oppose many more regulations and subsidies. LP should better explain and detail regulations so can analyze problems to formulate solutions and transitions.
Health care planks don’t address many problem regulations, like Certificate of Need.
Education planks don’t mention the bigger problem of subsidies to schools.
Electricity deregulation planks don’t address many problem regulations, like transmission constraints.
2. LP should consider the possibilities of: (a) market imperfections and (b) already imbedded government-granted advantages, before moving abruptly to free markets, to minimize the chances of failure.
Does health care competition require ending the medical licensing of doctors?
Should children be responsible for their education even if parents are neglectful?
Should everyone be allowed to build electricity transmission lines?
3. LP should provide examples of real-life successes and failures, and cite reasons.
Why has Europe been much more successful with medical licensing?
Why have school voucher programs been unsuccessful?
Why has electricity deregulation had so many problems in U.S.?
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