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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On The Amorality Of Libertarianism

Only those political outcomes that are achievable can be judged morally; a political outcome that is not achievable cannot be moral or immoral—it’s amoral. I see libertarianism as an amoral philosophy because the view of free society and free markets that the libertarians preach is too utopian and disingenuous to be achievable. The libertarians are visionaries, they are aware of their own saintliness, and are focused on the sublimity of their own vision—they have contempt for the opinions and concerns of the masses, and they often disregard the political, social, and economic realities. They are obsessed with making the idea of liberty and free markets the foundation of politics, but they have failed to make an impression in the last 100 years. Since the 1970s, libertarianism has been on the decline, and now, it seems to be going out of fashion.

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