Libertarians say they are against coercion, but they support the free market. The introduction of a free market in Russia after 1989, lead to an excess mortality of about 3 million people. I call that force (and not defensive or retaliatory force): libertarians do not. Some US employers require their employees to smile at all customers, or lose their job. I call that coercion: libertarians call it freedom of contract.
Well, this shows what side of the political spectrum this moron is writing from. I suppose he would have preferred that Russia stayed with their oh-so-lovely command economic system. Socialism is always wrong and a socialist state always oppresses and kills its citizens - something this statist author would do well to remember. And requring an employee to smile somehow being force? I suppose that this author would prefer that a government committee decide every aspect of the employer-employee relationship.
Is this the best mindless libertarian bashing article you can manage? Come on, at least don't post critiques from communists!!
Is that your rebutle to the author's points about Libertarians? I don't care what "side" he's on. His points about the inconsistancies of Libertarianism are exactly right.
posted on 02/01/2002 10:42:13 AM PST
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