Often there is confusion over American libertrianism and its lesser-known European variant. Libertarian-socialists like Noam Chomsky will give talks describing how Americans have hijacked libertarianism. American libertarianism can be summed up succinctly as ‘maximizing individual freedom by minimizing government’. The British version/definition of libertarianism, which is related to libertarian-socialism, is more confusing and archaic, dating… Continue reading American Libertarianism vs. European Libertarianism
Libertarians and an-caps unanimously believe the government is always worse than the private sector, but here’s an example where this is reversed: IMHO, punishment is worse for civil cases under a hypothetical libertarian form of government, because the damages can be set arbitrarily high, and the debt collection renewed in perpetuity. Think frivolous lawsuits, which… Continue reading What libertarians can learn from the fed. government
EU-Greece Talks on Bailout Break Down, Setting Up Showdown When debating libertarianism, critics and skeptics sometimes ask: Why isn’t there a libertarian state? Greece could be the closest thing to a libertarian state. You look at how the leadership as well as the citizens, emboldened by recent events, have defiantly given Germany (and the rest… Continue reading Is Greece the first libertarian state?
Recently I got into a debate with some about Neo-Reaction vs. Techno-libertarianism Techno-libertarianism and neo-reaction can compliment each other in that the both oppose democracy and egalitarianism. Techno-libertarianism, as the name suggests, tend to be pro-technology in a context of a free market, and is the ‘position’ that I support. Neo-reaction, which rose to preeminence… Continue reading Neo-Reaction & Techno-Libertarianism