[ExI] libertarian city - from Quora

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 18:12:25 UTC 2021

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 2:03 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> The most common way to argue against libertarianism is to conflate it with
> anarchy.
> If they had gone full Libertarian, they would still have a fire
> department, a police department, a legal system, a water and sewer system,
> they would still have taxes to pay for it.  Anarchy doesn’t have any of
> these things.

No, the problem wasn't that they didn't go full Libertarian, it's that they
went libertarian without a workable plan and a commitment to follow it. You
can't tear down the existing structure without a plan and resources to
build a new one. Anarchies can have fire departments, police departments,
legal systems, utilities, and taxes: those aren't magical features of
libertarianism that anarchy lacks.

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