Libertarian Presidential Rankings
All sorts of stuff online about American presidents due to President's Day. I found one article from Time magazine supposedly explaining how writers judge presidents. That seemed rather silly to me since those judgments will always be subjective and often based on partisan values. And how would you judge from a libertarian perpsective? I didn't dare tread there, not having the historical knowledge to even make a small effort.
But look no further than this fellow's list "A Libertarian Ranking of United States Presidents". I think he did a fine job, though my knowledge of U.S. history isn't adequate to argue any of his points. He list both bad and good points of each president, including being mean to the indians as a negative, with Martin Van Buren getting the #1 slot. I'm sure most of your favorites is Abe Lincoln. Well, he comes in a lowly #41 which I think is being more than nice. Some others you might think would have fared better come out towards the bottom a ways, too. George W. Bush (of Mesopotamia) came in last of those that showed on the list.
Nicely done. I hope I stumble on to his list next year.