Explaining the “roads” fixation among libertarians — and how it starts the necessary conversation regarding the efficiency of the private sector, and the inefficiency of the public sector. 989 more words
Although the political philosophy of Plato’s Republic is statist in the extreme, in book one (which some scholars, interestingly enough, believe may have been written as a standalone dialogue much earlier than the succeeding nine books) Socrates makes a number of statements whose underlying logic might be seen to be highly voluntaristic, even to the point of being anarcho-capitalistic. 1,585 more words
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“Libertarianism is logically consistent with almost any attitude toward culture, society, religion, or moral principle. In strict logic, libertarian political doctrine can be severed from all other considerations; logically one can be – and indeed most libertarians in fact are: hedonists, libertines, immoralists, militant enemies of religion in general and Christianity in particular – and still be consistent adherents of libertarian politics.