So we want to remove most or all crutches and shed most or all shackles, depending on how, for lack of a better term, anarchistic we are. But which shackles and which crutches when? The "liberal" "libertarian" answer is: first take the crutches from those best able to bear their own weight, and remove the shackles from the weak before the strong. So: corporate welfare before Social Security before Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Drug prohibition before marginal income tax rates.
The virtue of excellence
Monday, December 31, 2012
PoTD: Explaining Left-Libertarianism
Clark at Popehat is magnificent. HT: Blunt Object, with added commentary. And while you're at BluntObject's place, click through to Henley (from 4 years ago) too: