Skip to comments.Is Libertarianism a Sign of Mental Illness?
Posted on 02/26/2009 9:54:23 PM PST by bamahead
I dont know whether this belongs in the comic-relief category or the future-threats category, but the Harvard Law School is having a conference to analyze the free market mindset. The basic premise of the conference seems to be that people who believe in limited government are psychologically troubled.
The conference schedule features presentations such as How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community and Addicted to Incentives: How the Ideology of Self Interest Can Be Self-Fulfilling. The most absurd presentation, though, may be the one entitled, Colossal Failure: The Output Bias of Market Economies. According to the description, the author argues that the market delivers excessive levels of consumption. Damn those entrepreneurs for creating so much wealth!
In the good old days of Soviet dictatorship, the regime classified dissidents as being mentally ill (after all, only a nutcase would fail to see the glories of communism).
Now that leftists at Harvard want to portray laissez-faire philosophy as being somewhat akin to a mental disorder, maybe the next step will be re-education camps for Cato staff? Maybe the next stimulus bill could include a few earmarks for such facilities? Im keeping my fingers crossed that I get sent some place warm.
and yet we fall all over ourselves to listen to Ivy-League educated goons who spout such nonsense.
Not any more than Liberal/Communism.
I see the author's in the "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" camp.
Isn’t Harvard Business School the one where most of the jerks who ran their financial institutions into the ground came from? Didn’t Obamination come from there?
Oh yeah, they have tons of credibility right now. Their time would be better spent slinking back into the corner and figure out where they went wrong.
That was my initial reaction as well.
No, but liberalism sure as hell is.
Liberalism is much like Jacobson Disease.
I’m strongly little (l), but strongly..
I don’t agree with libertarians on many issues. And I know many libertarians actually voted for Obama because they didn’t want to vote for the ‘old guy.’
But it is pretty clear that we are all now in the same boat and Obama is after all of us and our $.
I would call any Libertarian who voted for Obama a LINO.
This is unbelievable.
At one time, homosexuality was considered a type of mental illness. It was officially recognized as such by psychologists. Now it’s considered within the bounds of normal sexual behavior.
So, we have normalized what was once thought to be aberrant sexual behavior. And now we will consider a social/political point of view as a mental illness?????? Are these people for real????????/
I see the author’s in the “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” camp.
IMO you’re understating it. Homosexuality is now so normalized and mainstreamed that it is those who react to it with disdain or revulsion who are considered the aberrant ones; and who have to attend the mandatory diversity training sessions.
And they have the nerve to bash Bush for grabbing terrorists off the streets and shipping them to club gitmo.
It’s quite alright to run amuk with the intention of mass homicide, but when it comes to thoughts about economic freedom, that just simply will never do.
So their assumed conclusion at Harvard is that America and capitalism was founded by the mentally ill and we have had 238 years of mentally ill people running our country??
And now we have sane people in leadership and the economy is collapsing from their mental stability???
hahahahahaha what a real piece of work. No wonder we have so many Harvard grads in government!
Them Harvard students are really getting a reaming for what little education they are being conned into believing they received.
Obama went to the Harvard Law School. It's the Harvard Law school the article cites. Bush went to the Harvard Business School. He helped to run up a huge debt and shares in the blame.
Ivy league schools are so out of touch !