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Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Subsidized Industry in Laissez Faireholm
Nations ranked highly devote relatively large amounts of public money to subsidizing business, a practice known as 'corporate welfare.'
As a region, Laissez Faireholm is ranked 2,792nd in the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
|41.||The People's Republic of Alyakia||Democratic Socialists||“A love that crushes like a mace”|
|42.||The Free Land of Borderless Territories||Anarchy||“Live free or... well, live free, really”|
|43.||The Free Land of Handsoffistan||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Mine, mine, mine.”|
|44.||The Disputed Territories of Aepyornis Island||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Screw that bird!”|
|45.||The Republic of British Libertaria||Capitalizt||“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”|
|46.||The Holy Empire of Distruzionopolis||Corrupt Dictatorship||“One God, One Empire, One Religion”|
|47.||The Free Land of Freewald||Anarchy||“Liberty or death!”|
|48.||The Free Land of Live peacefully||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Animum Vestrum Negotium Agatis”|
|49.||The Community of Satinburg||Democratic Socialists||“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere”|
|50.||The Republic of Nada||Left-Leaning College State||“Delicate use of knife play always produce juice”|
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Laissez Faireholm Regional Message Board
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Yes there ares
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Girl!! Gtfo no girls allowed.
But if there is just one girl, then there are no girls. Just girl
which means I'm right
Okay. Incoming sh!tstorm, putting on hazmat suit.
What does everyone think of this article: http://www.johnmccaskey.com/joomla/index.php/blog/71-new-libertarians
I've never been a hardline libertarian myself, and I've typically preferred the rule based consequentialism of Hayek and Friedman to Rand, much less Rothbard. I've justified the NAP, but never on solely natural rights. I've considered myself a (neo)classical liberal in many regards, but I still found the NAP and influences from Austrian economics to be a far stronger argument both morally and economically than anything left of Hayek, as I saw it as an eventual departure from what made Libertarianism justified - the NAP.
That being said, I both agree and disagree with this article. I agree that libertarianism, in order to adapt, should become more consequentalist and able to find good, market based solutions to current problems instead of go back to anarcho-capitalist "privatize errything" mantra. On the other hand, I bemoan what the consequentalism did to neoliberal parties like Germany's Free Democrats, or much more similar, Costa Rica's Libertarian Movement (which is basically liberal conservative now, despite having libertarian origins). If we continue to go down the path of "New" Libertarianism, it'll be the eventual death of Libertarianism and a repudiation of it's ethics. But if the broader Libertarian movement stagnates and doesn't accept anything but an anarcho-capitalist or hardline minarchist defense of itself, it'll never move outside the fringe of politics. Therefore I have become to believe that libertarians should focus on the medium in between those two points, adhering to the NAP, but as a principle and not an axiom, and never dogmatically. And be open to compromise, but not sacrifice individual liberties and non-aggression, or sacrifice the rule of the free market to corruption through utilitarian based intervention, like our liberal friends, and backtrack to statism and it's resulting problems.
"but not sacrifice individual liberties and non-aggression, or sacrifice the rule of the free market to corruption through utilitarian based intervention, like our liberal friends, and backtrack to statism and it's resulting problems." So you're AnCap then?
I think there are strong consequentialist arguments for market anarchism and moral ones. Just look at David Friedman, consequentialist ancap.
The thing is, how do we know if 'New Libertarianism' isn't the best way? As it has just started out and the AnCap movement is just getting started, but new organizations and people popping up everywhere, people that are into philosophy and politics at the same time often goes to the extreme of their positions anyway. The Free Democrats were never libertarian, but rather classical liberals to some extent at least, but as they are fading away we also see more libertarian parties popping up or gaining ground(SSV - Czech Republic, KNP - Poland, SaS - Slovakia), particularly in Eastern Europe, even getting into the European parliament and the national parliaments. The youth party of the second largest Norwegian party in government, is libertarian too, for example.