Peter Lawler links to this post by Patrick Deneen on why one should be neither a progressive liberal nor a libertarian. Both have an idealistic view of humanity which is not supported by the evidence, says Prof. Deneen. I would add that both, in certain prominent strains of their thinking, take an essentially materialistic view of man, i.e., the good life is a life of material comfort. While not denouncing material comfort (I am all for it), perhaps we should recognize that there is more to living a full and free life than merely acquiring wealth. See this post on education for further bloviating on the subject.