Libertarian Jackass

"Life is short, but truth works far and lives long; let us speak truth." -- Schopenhauer

Sunday, November 21, 2004

WOULD MATTHEW YGLESIAS MAKE A BETTER LIBERTARIAN than Reason's Nick Gillespie? I'm pretty sure that he would. Nick should write a column, "Who Cares About The State As Long We Get To Watch Porn And Smoke Weed." Maybe someone at Reason already has, I just rarely find time to flip beyond the pretty colors on the cover to actually read the articles.

More importantly, what Nick fails to understand is that government (with all it's regulations, taxes and spending programs) is a parasite. It feeds off the concentration of wealth. It feeds off a concentrated population. There's a reason you don't see a massive State in highly rural areas.

The whole "voting with your feet" garbage is nonsense. It doesn't show that people "are ready and willing to pay" for government in order to live where they want. It certainly doesn't tell us that "economic freedom" is another phrase for "nothing else to do."

Get lost, Nick. You've ruined my Sunday with your drivel.

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