Saturday 2 December 2006

The myth of the "atomist" libertarian

I added a link to the new Paleo Blog a few days ago. Paleo has written an interesting rebuttal to the erroneous idea that libertarians are necessarily anti-social "atomists":
In response to this. It is the state that promotes “atomism”. Instead of looking to family, friends, neighbors, the community, the church; we look to the State. Government is anti-community.
Good stuff.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

Comment made on previous template:

Like so many things, it's 'more or less', not 'either-or'.  
Victorian governments considered that only a few things were the province of the state - and working people looked "to family, friends, neighbors, the community, the church", creating a rich web of voluntary associations.

2 December 2006, 18:01:45 GMT