[ExI] Is there a potential libertarianism / democracy tension?
amon at doctrinezero.com
Wed Sep 28 14:25:14 UTC 2011
On 27 September 2011 15:02, Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > The two answers I'm familiar with are that (A) no taxation is ok at all,
> > army etc should also be private, and (B) army/police/courts are essential
> > or can be privatized, whereas (e.g.) healthcare is not or cannot.
> See above. Of course, some people who call themselves libertarians do argue
> for such essential functions, but, IMO, they're simply going against their
> libertarian core principle here. I believe some are maybe misunderstanding
> libertarianism, but others are probably afraid of embracing just where this
> leads: anarchism. (There should be nothing wrong with this, but, sadly, most
> people conflate anarchism with chaos and social disorder and many who fancy
> themselves libertarians seem to make the same mistake. George H. Smith
> recently posted an old paper on his here on this and related issues at
> http://www.objectivistliving.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8257&view=findpost&p=90331 I
> hope you'll at least skim it.)
I'll definitely read it. Thanks very much Dan!
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