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US News and World Report: The Dark Knight Rises’s Libertarian Batman

by Lisa Mathias

The WG’s Stephanie Slade writes in today’s US News and World Report an op-ed on how scenes from Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies show ideals important to libertarianism:

There is no doubting Thomas Wayne is supposed to be a good man possessing a deep-seated desire to “give back” to his community. But that is far from inconsistent with libertarianism. The gifting of such an asset by a private individual could just as easily be used as evidence that “public” goods like transportation need not come from government at all.

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