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It has occasionally passed through my mind that at least some so-called "Libertarians" are just shills for big money and power.

I have yet to come across a Libertarian who has dealt seriously with the power of mega-corporations and other sources of the tyranny of big money, which would inevitably arise in the society they are proposing.

I am sure that Issodhos has a healthy contempt for utopianism, but Libertarianism sure looks like utopianism to me; it is just too simple, neat and Bentham-esque. The real world is much more complex than the simplistic solutions which Libertarianism allow for --- not to mention the complexity of human beings, and their talent for getting around and corrupting the neat paradigms of social reformers.

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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools -- Herbert Spencer