[ExI] libertarians and inheritance

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Mon May 11 06:38:42 UTC 2009

Damien notes

> At 11:01 PM 5/10/2009 -0700, Lee wrote:
>> the use of the
>> money should be...  kept out
>> of the hands of government bureaucrats, who
>> tend to use any excess monies to destroy the
>> foundations of wealth-creation.
> I know, I know. It's scandalous how much is just thrown away educating 
> young humans, building roads and sewers, contributing to some portion of 
> health care. This sort of flagrant waste just erodes everything we hold 
> dear, we wealth creators.

Oh, I'll grant that things could always
be done *more wastefully* than at present.
But one by one of your points, the
libertarians do have answers.

Realizing that the degree to which a
society can become libertarian in the
short run is severely circumscribed
by ambient cultural norms, I think it's
a waste of time to speculate too much
about *some* of the things you note,

E.g., basic infrastructure is one. But
education? Ever thought about what our
education system would look like in
twenty-five years or so if completely
privatized (with, vouchers, say, for
the time being, utilized)? The innovations
dreamed up, and the customization to
particular kids would become extraordinary.

We've sadly, at least most of us, have
grown up on the default assumption that
only government can provide certain


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