Libertarianism stripped to its essence

From a Denver Post interview with Debbie Matthews, owner of a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s, via Radley Balko at Reason Online:

Matthews: I love to read. I have a Kindle, and I love it. We have a book club for the staff called Strip It Down. We meet once a week. It’s a conservative reading group.

BH: Well. What do you read?

Matthews: Friedrich Hayek’s “The Fatal Conceit,” “Super Freakonomics,” the Federalist Papers. We talk about the prisoner’s dilemma (a philosophical question about human behavior).

From the comments at Reason:

Cliché Bandit

I know Debbie. She is a great contributor to the Colorado LP. She and one of her Managers were the firebrands behind the Libertarian taking over of the Glendale City Council (the location of Shotgun’s and an island of a city completely surounded by Denver but that is another cool stoty). She also sponsored the 2008 Denver LP Convention, which was awesome, and gave out free passes to everyone who bought a package (hehe he said package). The girls also had a booth at the convention. Man that was a good time. Nothing like watching Bob Barr talk to strippers.

One thought on “Libertarianism stripped to its essence

  1. Erik G.

    Ehhhh…. it brings me great pain to say this (as both a libertarian and a die-hard rugby enthusiast), but Glendale’s not exactly the best example of a ‘libertarian takeover’ of a city council. When such event occurred, the council poured tons of money into a pet project of theirs, Infinity Park, which is a state-of-the-art (by American standards) rugby stadium.

    For those of you who don’t know, Glendale is a tiny enclave of Denver that’s mostly apartments, strip clubs, and big box stores (due to its proximity to Denver’s high-end Cherry Creek mall area). Due to this, it has some very peculiar politics, and a huge tax revenue base to play around with (thanks to sales taxes from the big boxes and relatively few residents in contrast).

    Now, I love the rugby park, because it’s the only rugby-dedicated venue of its kind (currently) in the U.S., but I’ve always despised public-funded sports venues.

    And, yes, the Glendale Raptors (the rugby team that plays in the rugby park) is owned by the very strip club owners who cast great influence over the Council, making the project even more dubious.

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