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Libertarian Debates
« on: August 24, 2010, 09:14:26 am »


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Re: Libertarian Debates
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 10:13:39 am »

If only that weren't so bloody true.

The "measure" seems to be going further and further toward anarchy, though. When I first found "libertarian" anything, it was pretty much focused on what was or was not Constitutional.

Minarchy, as it were, was the accepted "libertarian" norm.

I like the way "libertarianism" has been sliding more and more toward "no state". It means people are thinking. Ayn Rand dismissed libertarians because the non-aggression axiom implied that no government was legitimate. Yep, she was smart.

To loop this back to one of my favorite topics, Ayn Rand fell into the Intellectual Monopoly trap. Without government, who will enforce copyright?

And that seems to be where libertarian philosophy is heading, toward a showdown between the anti-I.P. and pro-I.P. factions.

And, just like this cartoon points out, each side of that "debate" looks at the other and sees Socialists.
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Re: Libertarian Debates
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 11:50:26 pm »

I love and respect her, but I'm SOOOO glad that Lauren Canario was WRONG!

She once asked "What's the difference between a minarchist and an anarchist?"

Then she'd jovially laugh "Seven years!"

Again, I'm glad she was wrong.

It's more like 10 months, now.

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Re: Libertarian Debates
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 10:58:18 am »

Again, I'm glad she was wrong.

It's more like 10 months, now.

I think I was somewhere around 24 months if you count from the time I completely lost faith in the Republican Party and switched to Libertarian (big L).  But you can't say she's "WRONG" all-caps yet.  It's quite possible Seth will bump the average back up all by himself.   ;)
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