Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:18 PM
hedgehog (33,254 posts)
Irony doesn't get much better than this - the Libertarian candidate for President
is using anti-trust regulations to sue the Debate commission:
8 replies, 1343 views
Irony doesn't get much better than this - the Libertarian candidate for President (Original post)
|Wounded Bear||Sep 2012||#1|
|Warren Stupidity||Sep 2012||#7|
Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:36 PM
tama (9,137 posts)
4. I have debated RW libertarians many times.
Their argue that monopolies and trusts of crony capitalism are created by government regulations and restrictions in the first place. I have many disagreements with them, but that is a point I concede.
Response to tama (Reply #4)
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:42 PM
Warren Stupidity (38,212 posts)
7. fine, but they oppose all regulation of commerce including anti-trust regulation.
The fact that monopolistic practices occurred in this country the last time we had a gilded age and required a reform era that introduced for the first time federal laws to prevent and dismantle these monopolies, monopolies that developed in exactly the sort of minimal government system they advocate, is entirely lost on them.
Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #7)
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:01 PM
tama (9,137 posts)
8. Not all regulation
they are very much in favor of regulation that protects the notion private capitalistic property. Which of course is regulation of commerce. But they are generally very confused on that matter, and very quickly degrade to blather about "god-given" or "natural" rights in defense of capitalistic private property, together with fantasies of violence.
IMO the problem of regulation to protect capitalistic property cannot be solved with additional regulations, which creates new and more complex problems without solving the initial problem. Which is why I'm libertarian communist, not libertarian capitalist.