"Expanding the scope of libertarianism to include property and capitalist relations – as well as their history – would start to raise some interesting questions, such as ‘why do we stop a poor person from eating by force?’ (try to take something from a shop without money and you’ll see what I mean). In fact, I expect a really critical look at capitalism from the perspective of individual freedom would simply collapse propertarian libertarianism into either Marxism, or, even more likely, anarchism (the latter being the true origin of the word ‘libertarian‘)."
Are Libertarians Just Lazy Marxists? watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-04-2016 18:06
- 17-04-2016 19:20
In a sense, yeah. A lot of Libertarians' incorrect assumptions are similar to Marxist ones, though with the bonus of Libertarians often being astonishingly simplistic and un-nuanced, for example the idea that the state is simply a linear concept which can be measured simply in terms of size, rather than any more complex analyses of intention, change over time, etc.
Also, this article is quite interesting reading on the topic: http://www.inspiracy.com/black/aboli...bertarian.htmlLast edited by anarchism101; 17-04-2016 at 19:21.