October 7, 2016
‘The Death of Libertarianism & the Rise of the Alt Right’
This site is too (((?!“racist”!?))) even for me. (Nice sidebar, dudes…)
However, this is a MUST READ by Gregory Hood.
Up there with “The Flight 93 Election,” but of course your mileage may vary. Extremely hard to excerpt, but:
Much of the history of the libertarian movement in the latter part of the century is about dedicated champions of limited government trying to grapple with inconvenient facts like human biodiversity and racial realism, the inherent inability of a democracy to protect liberty, the drawbacks of universal suffrage, and the self-destructive implications of open borders or cultural degeneracy. If you don’t address these issues, even if arguendo we ignore race and demographics, libertarians can at best make a destructive System function more efficiently.
Consider the case of Milton Friedman, the author of Capitalism and Freedom and one of the more influential libertarians of the last century. He was also one of those who created income tax withholding, which, because it removes the burden from wage earners for writing a check for their taxes and creates the impression of a “gift” when you get a return, makes it far more difficult for supporters of limited government to get tax cuts. Though he wasn’t the only person responsible for this idea, the negative impact of income tax withholding far outweighs whatever Friedman contributed to his cause with books and videos about how to make a pencil.
I won’t hat tip the loyal 5FF reader who sent it because they probably wouldn’t want me to.