The traditional political spectrum is fracturing. No longer are the political parties able to hold together consensus. There is no American consensus any longer, maybe their never was but today it is becoming obvious that Americans have vastly different visions of the American future. Bernie Sanders, a self declared socialist, is progressives choice. For a long time socialists have had hide their ideology to get elected. No longer, they are now feel their numbers are strong enough that they can wear the ideology out in the open. The Alt-Right is also an interesting development. They are explicitly non-libertarian but also feel that the political establishment has sold America down the river. What do these movements mean for the future of the United States? Jeff Deist explains below.
Many libertarians are for open borders but there has been a large shift in the last couple years. Hans-Herman Hoppe is probably the one of the most well know Austrian economists that has contributed to this shift. From an purely economic point of view open immigration makes sense, after all, free trade is a good thing. If we believe in the free movement of goods across borders why not people? Hans- Herman Hoppe has countered this that a group of have the right to associate with who they want and that also means that they have the right to not associate with who they want. This is a basic natural right. My views have shifted to the Hoppe view. Moving whole groups or cultures into a civiliation ate a rate that is impossible to assimilate is a fools errand. This is made increasingly worse with the modern welfare states, this puts a drag on the whole system and consumes a great amount of resources. This is what is happening to Sweden today and this has become one of the best examples. The video below explains.