Rothbard ended up becoming a right-wing populist

read this shit:

4. Take Back the Streets: Crush Criminals. And by this I mean, of course, not “white collar criminals” or “inside traders” but violent street criminals – robbers, muggers, rapists, murderers. Cops must be unleashed, and allowed to administer instant punishment, subject of course to liability when they are in error.

5. Take Back the Streets: Get Rid of the Bums. Again: unleash the cops to clear the streets of bums and vagrants. Where will they go? Who cares? Hopefully, they will disappear, that is, move from the ranks of the petted and cosseted bum class to the ranks of the productive members of society.

Those were part of his plans to improve society

Rothbard is laughably stupid.

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Suppose, for example, that police beat and torture a suspected murderer to find information (not to wring a confession, since obviously a coerced confession could never be considered valid). If the suspect turns out to be guilty, then the police should be exonerated, for then they have only ladled out to the murderer a parcel of what he deserves in return; his rights had already been forfeited by more than that extent. But if the suspect is not convicted, then that means that the police have beaten and tortured an innocent man, and that they in turn must be put into the dock for criminal assault.

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Rothbard, Ethics of Liberty

Wow. Just wow.


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xkcd

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Capitalists are Monarchs

Things Capitalists do:

  • Use violence to claim sole control over a given area
  • Create a Command Economy inside of the land/property they control: They tell which worker should do what and what they will get.
  • Use ‘divine’ or ‘natural’ rights to justify their access to the property. (Alternate Scenario: They cite the ‘voluntary’ nature of society and ‘bootstraps’ as the source of their property rights)
  • Oppress laborers

Things Monarchs do:

  • Use violence to claim sole control over a given area
  • Create a Command Economy inside of the land/property they control: They tell which citizen should do what and what they will get.
  • Use ‘divine’ or ‘natural’ rights to justify their access to the property.
  • Oppress citizens
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It’s like libertarians didn’t even read the WIKIPEDIA PAGE about the labor theory of value when they argue against it. 

Literally every libertarian argument against the LTV is like “if I spend a bunch of time and effort making something, it doesn’t mean you’ll like it! THEREFORE LTV IS WRONG AND CAPITALISM IS RIGHT”

like, okay you don’t want to read any actual socialist writers. Please at least read the wikipedia page. That’s all I ask.

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I went ahead and claimed libertarianatheistbrony.tumblr.com

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