Michael Ostrolenk says that the kind of change we want to see is “more evolutionary than revolutionary”, because we don’t want to destroy all that is good in the present order and replace it with nothing. Rather, we should pursue changes in a conservative (in the non-political sense) manner.
“Lizard tails” are problems created by attempting to hide a problem from our view without actually changing the constraints that we face. The lizard tails must then be hidden by another cosmetic reform, which itself creates real problems.
This is part of our ongoing conversation about transpartisanship and free liberalism.
Click to view the first three parts: “Intro to Transpartisan Thinking and Practice”, “Transpartisanship is Greater than Bipartisanship”, and “Opening Your Philosophy: Transpartisan Thinking and Free Liberalism”.