Re: the L-word again

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 17:49:15 -0500

Tet Far Jason Soon wrote:

> > "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:
> >
> > > What's my point? In my opinion, the majority of libertarians whose
> > writing on
> > > the subject I have read have also lost their objectivity, to the point of
> > > being unable to perceive that libertarianism has flaws. It's not good
> > enough
> > >to be the best system; they insist the system is perfect. They have
> In my experience, no 2 libertarians agree on everything, not even here in
> Australia which has very few libertarians to begin with.

Just like anybody else. The prime difference with libertarians is they want a world where somebody else doesn't get to force you to do something whether you agree with it or not. The rest of the world sees such infringements as what it takes to get along.

Having to pay a tax you don't beleive in is coercion, just as externalizing your own costs onto others is also coercion. If I fault most libertarians for anything it is that too many recognize the first but not the second. I fault all non-liberatirans for recognizing the second but not the first.

Mike Lorrey