Michael Lind, who asked that question that libertarians are supposed to have such trouble answering (if libertarianism is so awesome, why aren’t there any libertarian countries?), is back with a reply to all the criticisms. Or rather, he’s back with a reply to one criticism.
I’ve already explained to Lind why his question is an absurd one. Then I dismantled poor E.J. Dionne’s effort to help Lind out. (I rather suspect Lind also buys into the third-grade propaganda Dionne peddles — why, without the state we’d have monopolies and poverty!)
Lind’s latest is called “Libertarianism: Still a Cult.” Right. Libertarianism is the cult. Not the state! There’s nothing cultish at all about allegiance to the state, with its flags, its songs, its mass murders, its little children saluting and paying homage to pictures of their dear leaders on the wall, etc.
- trade, inequality, and health care;
- why we shouldn't emulate Sweden;
- the minimum wage, and more!