Thursday, October 10, 2013

Libertarians: Riding a Moral High Horse and Tilting at Windmills

Most libertarians don't know who "S" is.  We can refer to these libertarians as Vulgar Libertarians (VLs).  Because VLs don't know who S means that whatever it is they are sure isn't S.  Does it matter that VLs aren't attacking S?  Of course.  S is the person who provided the model that our current system is based on.  So by not attacking S...they are in fact doing their darndest to keep him safe.  They use their precious resources to throw others off the trail.  They go door to door handing out directions to the windmill.  They aren't intentionally sabotaging themselves...but it's just a logical consequence of riding a moral high horse.  A moral argument is a mental crutch that makes it entirely unnecessary to make the effort to learn anything about public finance.

If you don't want to be a VL anymore...then read my last blog entry...The Logical Absurdity of Libertarianism - Partial Omniscience...and see if you can't figure out who S is.

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