Trump is good on being anti-political correctness but that is just about the beginning and end of his libertarian perspective. In other words, Trump is as close to being a libertarian as that caravan is to the U.S. border.
It should be noted that Trump just imposed oppressive sanctions on Iran. He is playing footsie with the ruthless Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammed bin Salaman. He is working on constructing a "Middle East NATO," wants the Fed to lower interest rates, has placed tariffs on thousands of products and has surrounded himself with mad neocons.
US wants to put the most insane mass-murdering cult in charge of Iran... @AmbJohnBolton has been on their payroll even though they torture and sexually abuse their members. Imagine Rev. Jim Jones heading up Iran... That's what the neocons want.
If this is "more of a libertarian," then I am the second coming of Princess Diana.
Peterson's lack of true libertarian positions did not stop being exposed with that comment. He went on to give Trump credit for the current economy which is nothing but the boom phase of the Fed manipulated boom-bust business cycle.
Peterson actually said this during the interview:
Wages are rising, unemployment is down to levels not seen since the early Sixties and the economy is growing at a phenomenal rate. Trump is noisy and bombastic and he has a narcissistic edge but he certainly hasn’t turned out to be the absolute disaster that his enemies predicted.Peterson seems totally unaware that of how the business cycle works and that surely the boom will eventually disappear like Trump's planned individual tax cut before today's mid-term elections.
Peterson is good, like Trump, on attacking political correctness and he appears quite suspicious of the establishment elitists but that appears to be the limits of his libertarianism.
Jordan Peterson can be an ally we can use against political correctness, but he is not one of us.
(ht Christopher Barcelo)