This is from an interview – Question Time with Chris Berg – posted at Quadrant Online.
Last week saw the launch of his book The Libertarian Alternative (MUP, 225pp, paperback $32.99 and ebook $14.99). He defines libertarianism as the political philosophy of liberty – the idea that people know better how to live their lives than governments. As he describes it, libertarians want small government dedicated [solely] to enforcing contracts, protecting our security, and otherwise getting out of the way. The book applies libertarian ideas on everything from trade and inequality, the environment, free speech, and the nanny state.
The book’s most contentious bit – especially now – is his urging for people to not only trade freely across borders but move their families across too, with legal immigration quotas to be seriously expanded.
It’s him who says “legal” so I get this expansion of family migration is either part of enforcing contracts or protecting security for those of us here already. Seems like an unambiguously bad idea to me but perhaps others can offer enlightenment.