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"Liberalism is adultism.

Because all the other political philosophies [that] treat people as children treat people as children," said economist Deirdre McCloskey at LibertyCon International last week.

"That's what it should be called.

Because all the other political philosophies [that] treat people as children treat people as adults."

McCloskey, a professor of economics and social theory at Harvard, went on to argue that "the world became more liberal after the invention of liberalism in the 1700s, and it can happen again," per Students for Liberty, which posted a video of the speech.

"And what's wrong with that?" asked McCloskey.

"That sounds like a great thing.

Sounds like a great thing.

No, it's not because that means you're a child all your life," she continued.

"It's not because that means you're a child all your life.

Liberalism is adultism.

That's what it should be called.

Because all the other political philosophies [that] treat people as children treat people as adults."

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