What do libertarians actually want, Herr Doktor? It’s not entirely clear to me that they know themselves. They’re pretty good with the shibboleths, but always seem to have trouble beyond that. That’s because it is precisely on the other side of the sappy slogans where the contradictions of libertarianism come glaringly into focus. This is the place where naive but kindly people would say “Wot, I signed up for that?”, and that’s exactly why libertarians don’t want to go there.

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May 25, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Libertarians claim to want as little as possible. How many people really want that?

    Comment by reddog | May 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. At my stage in life, I want very few things. I worry every day for my son who is having a tough time finding a job he likes in Austin. The job he has now is not that great. His college degree isn’t helping him yet. And the economy isn’t helping either.

    Comment by cutshoot | May 26, 2010 | Reply

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