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Why Radical Libertarians Are the New Communists


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#1 AnBr

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:21 PM

http://evonomics.com...new-communists/

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Most people would consider radical libertarianism and communism polar opposites: The first glorifies personal freedom. The second would obliterate it. Yet the ideologies are simply mirror images. Both attempt to answer the same questions, and fail to do so in similar ways. Where communism was adopted, the result was misery, poverty and tyranny. If extremist libertarians ever translated their beliefs into policy, it would lead to the same kinds of catastrophe.

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#2 George Rowell

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:39 AM

Look to the root cause. If it was illegal for special interest groups to Lobby and election funds were capped then the government would represent the people. The Kocks would have no say on air standards or anything else.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:18 AM

View PostGeorge Rowell, on 11 February 2019 - 06:39 AM, said:

The Kocks would have no say on air standards or anything else.

I'm not quite so radical. I think the Koch Brothers should have a say, one that consists of exactly two votes.
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