The Typical Libertarian

In response to the “Libertarian Utopia” post, D.A. Ridgely directs our attention to The Typical Libertarian blog. I can’t tell if it’s bitterly angry or all in good fun. Can you?

And randomly following one of the links, I found this gem:

The libertarian faith would have us believe that altruism, either by society or individually, is counter to an individual’s self-interest

I think it’s time to recognize that there is an exception to the fundamental economic problem of scarcity: The supply of strawmen surely is infinitely elastic.

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7 Responses to The Typical Libertarian

  1. Lance says:

    So being a libertarian means that you are a greedy selfish bastard that bases his worldview on the idea that everyone will act altruistically.

    No caricature there.

  2. When John Galt is offered as an example of a typical libertarian, I usually counter with Jean Valjean.

  3. D. C. Sessions says:

    Fact not in evidence: that there is anything remotely recognizable as a “typical libertarian.”

  4. Matty says:

    I thought typical libertarians were the ones with blue skin?

  5. ppnl says:

    I thought typical libertarians were the ones with blue skin?

    You mean like this guy?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/11/AR2006111101004.html

  6. Matty says:

    That’s the one I was thinking of, you mean not all libertarians make their own medicine out of household chemicals?

  7. James Hanley says:

    No true libertarian would ever take government-approved pharmaceuticals.

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