The rule of the virtuous person is displaced by the explicit control of the centralized state.While there are interesting disputes available here, I think it's worthwhile to note that the overwhelming consensus from libertarianism in general is in agreement:
The state displaces civil institutions that are important. That's bad.Life gets interesting though, with the economic growth focus. Basically, the difference between our lives and the lives of our ancient ancestors can be summarized in ONE idea: economic growth. Economic growth is enabled, again, by one basic activity: people trading and innovating for mutual profit, AKA the market.
Here's the problem...all human progress (the way our lives are day-to-day better, less painful, prettier, longer) comes from the market, and the market is inherently destabilizing of civil institutions, particularly non-individualistic ones that Mr. Deneen opposes . What do you do?