[ExI] Call To Libertarians

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Feb 22 18:41:45 UTC 2011

On 02/18/2011 04:00 PM, Darren Greer wrote:
> I understand there are some libertarians in this group.
> I am currently embroiled in an e-mail discussion where I find myself 
> in a rather unique (for me) position of defending free markets and 
> smaller government. I am a Canadian, and a proponent of socialized 
> democracy. However, I'm not naive enough to think that full-stop 
> socialization is a good idea. We tried that once, in the Soviet Union, 
> and it didn't work so well. I recognize the need for competition to 
> drive development and promote innovation.
> So, being a fan of balance, I'm trying to come up with some arguments 
> that a libertarian might give while explaining why that system of 
>  could benefit mankind, especially in relation to the development of 
> technology and the philosophies of transhumanism.

You might want to read Rothbard or in economics read Hayek, von Mises 
and other Austrian economists.   Or economics in one lesson by 
Hazlitt.    We can't do your homework for you.  :)

- s

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