Friday, September 13, 2013

Recommended Reading

Salon's R.J. Eskow takes a cudgel to fiction underlying modern, political libertarianism (of the Rand model -- Ayn or Paul, take your pick). Says he:
At no time or place in human history has there been a working libertarian society which provided its people with the kinds of outcomes libertarians claim it will provide. But libertarianism’s self-created mythos claims that it’s more realistic than other ideologies, which is the opposite of the truth. The slope from that contradiction to the deep well of hypocrisy is slippery, steep—and easy to identify.
Check out his list of said hypocrisies here.

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