Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Mistakes of the Libertarian Philosophers

The philosophers of libertarianism have caused great harm to capitalism by their endless argumentation on the subjects of liberty, free markets, and minimum government. Their writing is dry as dust. Their arguments are soulless logic-chopping. Their books and papers fuel the suspicion that the conceptions of liberty, free markets, and minimum government are the abstractions of a utopian mind which cannot or does not want to comprehend the real world. Instead of making people enthusiastic about libertarian ideas, the libertarian philosophers drive them into the opposite direction—away from liberty, away from free markets, away from minimum government, and into the arms of socialism and neoliberalism.

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