Liberty Forged

the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. ` Nock

Rothbard on the opposition to Libertarianism

Posted by Jesse on January 12, 2008

Read the complete article over at mises.org

Myth and Truth About Libertarianism
By Murray N. Rothbard

Introduction

Myths
*Libertarians believe that each individual is an isolated, hermetically sealed atom, acting in a vacuum without influencing each other.

*Libertarians are libertines: they are hedonists who hanker after “alternative lifestyles.”

*Libertarians do not believe in moral principles; they limit themselves to cost-benefit analysis on the assumption that man is always rational.

*Libertarianism is atheistic and materialist, and neglects the spiritual side of life.

*Libertarians are utopians who believe that all people are good, and that therefore state control is not necessary.

*Libertarians believe that every person knows his own interests best.

Conclusion

Notes

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