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.

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