On Monday, July 9, 2018, 4:30:14 AM PDT, Zenaan Harkness <zen AT freedbms.net> wrote:
Is Libertarianism Utopian?https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-08/libertarianism-utopian
>Authored by Duncan Whitmore via The Mises Institute,
>Libertarianism – and any political position that leans towards a
greater degree of freedom from the state – is opposed both ethically
and economically on a number of substantive grounds. The proposition
that without the state we would have inequality, destitution for the
masses, rampant greed, and so on is a familiar charge which attempts
to point out that libertarianism is undesirableand/or unjustifiable.
I will read the full essay later today, when I have more time. I view this as a person who has a unique perspective, having invented the Assassination Politics idea, see at: https://cryptome.org/ap.htm
In about 1975, when I first learned about libertarianism and the Libertarian Party, I knew I was already a lifetime libertarian, as I still am. I was a minarchist libertarian, not because I wanted to see some remnent of government survive, but instead because even then I realize that there would be a problem with a libertarian/anarchist government surviving against attack from outside, non-libertarian societies.. I was not aware of David Friedman, son of economist Milton Friedman, and I also was not aware of Friedman's "Hard Problem" from his 1973/1989/2014 book, The Machinery of Freedom. http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Machinery_3d_Edition/The%20Hard%20Problem%20II.htm
I continued to be a minarchist Libertarian until January 1995. At that point, I hit upon an idea that I believed, and still believe, will inevitably usher in a libertarian AND anarchist society. And by "inevitably", I mean that quite literally. Once implemented, my AP idea will inexorably destroy and dissolve all other governments, leading to an anarchist and libertarian society.