posted on May, 28 2010 @ 02:08 PM
Libertarianism is no-nonsence, efficient
but it is hardly a panacea.
Death has exactly those same attributes, too.
Unmonitoried capitalism turns into nothing more than gangsterism, dictatorship.
Free markets must be FAIR markets to remain healthy & vital.
The best market monitoring is an intelligent, skeptical, educated/informed public that reads all the fine print before signing,
but government has to make it starkly clear that it is in favor of honest, informed business & will step in as necessary if markets are not keeping
themselves reasonably honest & clean.
It is not about ego or morality it is about reasonably optimized function.
I think many so-called libertarians only support freedom for corporations & the rich & fail to apply those same freedoms to & for individuals.
Your body, your life are YOUR capitalist possession. Not state or religious property of someone else.
Drug prohibitions are communist, moralistic laws that have no credible basis either in economics or egalitarian liberty & freedom.
The tricky part with equality is balancing relatively powerless individuals & their rights & property against the powerful & entrenched oligarchs.
Ideological Libertarianism doesn't even try to do that.
I think we have inherent collective property.
Social, environmental & economic conditions.
And all the lofty protestations to the contrary do not hide the bald fact.
I respect [honest thinking] libertarianism's efficiency & honesty.
Essentially libertarianism is anarchy, but anarchy is not the horrible thing it is portrayed as. There are some tendencies for people to
self-organize. A system that takes measured advantage of that co-opts people's own impulses with harmony rather than inefficient antagonism, if it is
Good laws simply shepherd & guide anarchy into more generally beneficial directions.
Intelligent people realize good government is more about fluid dynamics, than static, frozen absolutes.
I do believe in spare, but not non-existent government.
It should take care of the general confines of our context, & be very cautious about dictating minute details.
If we do have government welfare programs they should be efficient, human without luxurious self-indulgences. They should demonstrate cost effective
benefits to the people, or they should be shut down.
Bloated bureaucracies should not forever self perpetuate if they have lost sight of their jobs & missions.
And that would include the bloated, treasonous Pentagon at this point.
Creating wars so it can rationalize war budgets. No.