By the way, Logan, I couldn't disagree with your statement that "socialism is the most anti-libertarian socio-political system of the major isms." I know that libertarianists hate to acknowledge it, but they grow from the same root ball - but have followed different branches. The socialist construct is an outgrowth of the common weal concept, where all members of the society are voluntarily associated, by virtue of the social contract, to create a government for the benefit of all. Libertarians give lip service to the concept of such voluntary joinings all the the time - they just object to the scale that socialism represents.

A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich