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18 More Libertarian Problems

H/T to Benny Johnson, whose incessant whining inspired this list.

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18. When you realize that adopting the gold standard would be a terrible idea.

Not only would it not make the economy more stable, it would cause a global economic meltdown that would make the Great Recession look cheery by comparison.

16. When you wonder what living in a libertarian world as a woman would be like.

Without the Pregnancy Discrimination Act or Equal Pay Act of 1963, American women would enjoy less pay for the same work, assuming they were allowed to work at all.

15. When you think about what being a kid would be like if the libertarians got their way.

Without FDR and the Fair Labor Standards Act, which libertarians despise (they despise the entire New Deal, which lifted the U.S. out of the Great Depression, actually), child labor would be common practice. Libertarians love the sight of tiny, crushed hands and tiny, crushed hearts.

14. When you consider that in a libertarian utopia there would be no laws to prevent your employer from firing you at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

11. When it hits you that libertarianism as a political philosophy exists for rich white people who want to feel less guilty about how rich and white they are while simultaneously doing nothing to improve the lives of the less fortunate.

"I just worked harder than you. The fact that my family is wealthy has nothing to do with my success."

7. When you finally realize that free markets are not impartial forces of nature.

The best don't always rise to the top, regardless of whether or not governments intervene in free markets.

3. When you think about how privatizing all public functions is a terrible idea.

Because A) governments are just better at some things than for-profits, B) unprofitable but necessary services wouldn't get done, and C) imagine if every cop was a mall cop.

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