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Response to flamingdem (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:34 PM

32. All Ron Paul and Libertarianism are: just the American version of classic Anarchism

The basic idea in both, is this: take away government, and let the ordinary people work things out.

By the way, it doesn't work; as we saw in Robber Barons, and the 1960's communes. Drop all the rules? And a crazy strong man/cult leader takes over.

But? Libertarianism/Anarachy is still an invaluable thought-experiment for college freshmen. Suppose indeed there was no government; then what would happen?

Bad things as it turns out. But its fun to play with ... as a crazy hypothesis.

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