Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Mistakes of the Libertarian Philosophers

The philosophers of libertarianism have committed a great mistake and done harm by their excessive intellectualizing of liberty, free markets, and minimum government. The libertarian writing on these subjects is dry as dust and soulless logic-chopping, which fuels the suspicion that liberty, free markets, and minimum government are not only utopian but also inimical to culture and religion. 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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