Libertarianism And Society

When a Libertarian is making their case they usually frame it from the view of individual rights. They argue that individuals have certain rights, such as property rights and the freedom to choose. They reject any attempt by the government to force people to do what they otherwise wouldn’t have done. So a libertarian would argue that helping the poor is fine, but the government shouldn’t force people to do so. On its own grounds this is a plausible stance with a certain degree of logic behind it. However, it only holds so long as you view matters from an individual rights point of view. If you concede that we have responsibilities towards the rest of society, then the libertarian argument crumbles. Continue reading “Libertarianism And Society”

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