Criticisms #7: Liberty the Social Darwinist

Continuing my series on libertarian criticisms, I will address the argument that libertarianism equates with social Darwinism. This will be a more focused view of the arguments I made in my third criticisms article about libertarians wanting a dog eat dog society. Once again, the most recent expression of this argument stems from libertarian’s good... Continue Reading →

Criticisms #6: Libertarianism Is For the White Man

Introduction That the leftists of the world simply call everyone they disagree with a racist can be a bit of an exaggeration, but as I was researching for this week’s discussion, I found so many articles claiming that Libertarians are just a front for white male dominance, I thought that surely this was a joke... Continue Reading →

Criticisms #5: The Koch Brothers Conspiracy

by Luke Henderson While watching Being Libertarian’s debate with one of Salon’s writers, I noticed a brief but awkward stall in the conversation. Jeremy Sherman assumed that Eric July and Jared Howe both followed the Koch brothers, of which there were both quick to deny. This may seem odd, but accusing the libertarian party of... Continue Reading →

Criticisms #4: Divided We Fall

by Luke Henderson Continuing my articles meant to address the common criticisms of libertarianism, this week I planned on doing something a little different and addressing a criticism of libertarians from other libertarians. A recent article on Being Libertarian claimed that the infighting between liberty-minded people needs to cease so that we can appear to... Continue Reading →

Criticisms #3: The Free-For-All Argument

by Luke Henderson Continuing my articles meant to address the common criticisms of libertarianism, this week I will discuss the misconception of libertarians wanting a no rules, anything goes society. Most who claim that a libertarian society would be absolute chaos rely on slippery slope fallacies to frame their argument. RJ Eskow said in an... Continue Reading →

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