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Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic) and Noah Smith (Noahpinion)

On Friedersdorf, Noah begins by accusing libertarians of turning a blind eye to the Bush-Obama national security state. Conor argues that supporting the Libertarian Party in a two-party system is not quixotic, even though libertarianism has an image problem. Moving to the debate over higher education, Noah suggests that a college degree doesn’t just signal intelligence, but that education actually transforms students. Conor, on the other hand, worries that college might cost society more than it’s worth.

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Recorded:Jun 13    Posted:Jun 18, 2012
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Friedersdorf | Jun 18, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Noah Smith

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