Sunday, May 17, 2015

#023: Libertarian Countries

"Why are there no libertarian countries? If libertarians are correct in claiming that they understand how best to organize a modern society, how is it that not a single country in the world in the early twenty-first century is organized along libertarian lines?" - Michael "Gosh Darn Sons Of Bitching F*** F***ing" Lind.

Before I move on, can I point out how ironic it is that statists accuse others who disagree with them of parroting talking points and not thinking for themselves, and yet, whenever they criticize libertarianism, they more often than not will ask a question along the lines of Michael Lind’s “Question That Libertarians Just Can’t Answer”? Way to think for yourselves and not mindlessly parrot talking points!

But I digress.

They claim that there have never been any libertarian countries, and yet, in the exact same breath, will also claim that any libertarian country would be a disaster, ranging from a Somalian wasteland to a neo-feudal war state. But if a libertarian country has never existed, how would you know it would be a disaster? Either libertarian countries have been failed hellholes, or they have never been tried before.

As for “libertarian countries”, while it is true that there have never been any pure libertarian countries, there have been plenty of countries that have enacted libertarian policies (or at least policies which libertarians would advocate for) which have proven to be both effective and beneficial. If you want to learn about these countries, please consult my “Libertarian Policies Around The World” memes for some examples:

Libertarian Policy Around The World