Libertarian laments women's suffrage, rejects democracy
Look what the CATO Institute dragged in...
Peter Thiel, an early backer of Facebook, penned an essay entitled "The Education of a Libertarian" which appeared in CATO Unbound. Thiel opens by asserting that freedome and democracy are incompatible.
And why are freedom and democracy incompatible? Because women have the vote and poor people understand understand rational self-interest, too:
Luckily, Thiel isn't advocating a rollback of women's rights or a violent insurrection. Rather, he proposes that libertarians retreat to the Internet, outer space, and the sea to escape the voting power of women and minorities. I encourage him to try.
Amanda has a great takedown of Thiel.