years of investigation and thought, I have decided that, despite the
libertarian rejection of socialism, I do not accept libertarianism. The
American libertarians, with capital or small Ls, are generally indoctrinated
by the von Mises wing of the Austrian School, in contrast to the European
libertarians, who lean toward Hayek.
Hayek believed in law and order, despite his libertarian approach to
economics, the more radical of the von Mises wing (not necessarily Von Mises
himself) believe in something called Anarcho-Capitalism, which teaches an
ideology that has never been tried on a national scale and, while it seems
tempting to many, is not based on anything tried and true, merely on
focus is therefore on private vs public security, where the depositing of
security functions in the private sphere would supposedly be superior in
functionality and quality and would somehow be more fair. However, since the
State is not involved, there would be no law or rules to use as guidelines.
Further, only the rich could own the latest security systems, and since the
State would not participate in security and crime control, there would be no
mechanism for keeping the security system from being corrupted and little or
no help for the little guy. The individual or company who could afford
less security would be a sitting duck for the richest criminals. Without a
centrally defined concept of law and order, there would quite simply be none.
Soon the nation would be divided into fiefdoms and most of us would become
serfs (not to say we aren’t already becoming serfs in our overregulated world,
but in Anarchy, there would be no recourse). Capitalism itself, without a
moral underpinning, will soon become corrupt and the same bankers who now
rule over our inflated currency with an iron fist and rob us blind
will soon rise to the top of an anarchic system as well, simply by adapting
their methods to it. After all, they are already tacitly given carte blanche to rob us.
In an anarchic system, the tacit carte blanche would give way to an
a moral basis, and without law and order, the whole thing will blow up very
at economic and social models that WORK. Stop arguing over untested theories.
Instead of launching into endless philosophical discussions on the number of
teeth in a horse's mouth, simply count the teeth.
have had the scientific method for centuries, yet they are careful
to limit it almost exclusively to the laboratory and the field of science
Fed has never tried real world objective scientific research. The
Keynesians who control national and supranational economies eschew it. The
result is that the entire West seems poised to collapse.
the anarchists are already in charge.
the only difference between Anarcho-Capitalism and the system we now have is
that we call our present anarchy democracy. And we call our anarchists public
officials and bankers.
the libertarian system we could call them what they are.