Libertarianism is a political movement that is all about creating the maximum amount of economic and social freedom. In the U.S. especially, Libertarians advocate the removal of all but the most necessary taxes to keep society functioning while removing any laws that infringe upon your rights of freedom of choice. In a nut shell you can do whatever you want as long as you do not harm or infringe upon another persons natural rights.
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Libertarianism in U.S. vs. Europe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism#Etymology
Democratic/Republican Control of Presidential Debates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_on_Presidential_Debates
Why Haven't Other Countries Tried Libertarianism?: http://www.salon.com/2013/06/04/the_question_libertarians_just_cant_answer/
How Free Market Creates Aggressive Coercion: http://www.demos.org/blog/10/28/13/libertarians-are-huge-fans-economic-coercion
Easterlin Paradox: https://hbr.org/2016/04/when-economic-growth-doesnt-make-countries-happier
Enjoyed and will subscribe. Hope you can clarify the different meanings and usages of terms in politics between USA and UK currently. I have lost the plot, or everyone has lost the plot or more we have lost the words to communicate accurately.
+Katelyn Reid That's overly simplistic and lacks a basic understanding of libertarian history. The first self-described libertarian, Joseph Dejacque, was a anarcho-communist. This fact alone, not to menton the hundreds of libertarian socialists thinkers, like George Orwell, suggest that you lack a general understanding of the diversity of "libertarian" thought.
And here I thought you were "free thinkers", hmbah, just more ideological hacks.
I understand greed is why things can’t be fair but I don’t know I guess it just depends who you are as a person I don’t know why am writing this because I’m answering my own questions and concerns. I’m not somebody who would have $1 billion and have a neighbor whos struggling to put food on their table and not dip into my money to help them I don’t understand how people can witness and be aware of the suffering of many people and not care enough to do something about it. While I understand it’s every man for themselves I also just wish that things were fair enough where people didn’t have to work two or three jobs like my stepfather did while I was growing up my mom often had two jobs and even still we would get groceries from the food bank because we had no money and it’s just crazy that people have to work their ass off just to pay their bills and still barely get by. Having a house and a car is great but when you’re literally just working to have those things and have nothing left after bills are paid.. that’s not truly living if you ask me.
The first self-described political libertarian was an anarcho-communist, that was in the 1840's, the libertarian right emerged in 1955 as FDR social liberalism usurped the term "liberal". This isn't anything new.
Liberals are only angry because we are so fed up on what republicans have been doing to image this amazing country but noooo we are just special snowflakes. (I was called that in the 3rd grade for going to special autistic classes.)
I respectfully disagree with most of this video on libertarianism. First it should not be taken as a political movement or political way of thinking. It encompasses life of which politics resides and it is most apparent. All of the issues you showed that show libertarianism as nice but impracticle were addressed completely different than thinking libertarians. I'll sum it up a little different. Libertarians are about seeking truth. They follow the facts and only the facts. You seldom see them in a heated emotional arguement because they are comfortable they either have the facts or the person if he or she exposes a flaw in the libertarians facts will either put it in his bucket list of things to study or actually agree on the spot. non aggression applies to force in which the person being aggressed against is not even remotely culpable. It is completely ok to shoot someone that has a gun to your head and you reasonably believe will shoot and there is a bullet in the chamber. That is not aggression in its stated form. It is protecting yourself which is your greatest moral obligation.
Hi. Sure then. But joke or not, facetious remark or not, it's a remark of a kind one sees sarcastically uttered by those who wish to skewer libertarian leaning types by pointing to some supposed inconsistency they imagine is hypocritically tolerated or endorsed by libertarians. These would be on the order of, "Yeah, whaddabout water, or fire departments or social security, you libertarian hypocrite!"
Now, assuming that you are a kind of libertarian sympathizer yourself, you have no doubt then thought through these stupid objections already, and noticed where they go awry as a matter of fact, for yourself.
So I'll just assume that someone who has not, and might be taken off his stride by them, might, if he reads this, be reminded to look closely at the substance of the "whaddabout" objection before replying.
You don't need a license to drive - on your own property. Nor insurance to cover property - a car for example - which you own free of any liens. You only need a license demonstrating competence to operate a motor vehicle in order to use it on a public highway. You can walk along any non limited access** (** i.e., national defense or toll highways) highway or byway you wish, and cannot be restricted in your travels from state to state. Hope this helps.
4:28 "If you refuse to pay to live on someone else's property, then you get kicked out and that violates the NAP"
What do you think rent means? You're voluntarily paying to live somewhere that is owned by someone else and if you can't afford to stay there, then you need to leave. Not leaving the property would violate the NAP.
4:56 "Economic growth has nothing to do with happiness"
Gee, i mean, in poor countries the happiness rate is pretty fucking low since their standard of living is bad, brought on by a failing economy. So if you read between the lines and see which nation on the world list is more economically prosperous and read the list of who is happiest, it's typically western countries with a more free market economy. But at the same time, there are other factors that play into happiness in and of itself such as one's personal life events.
I send a message of greetings from England to all Libertarians in the US. I think it is slightly unkind to characterise Libertarian beliefs as "right wing". I am broadly centre-left in outlook, but at aged 39 my experience with state provision of services has been undignified and unsatisfactory. Speaking as a poor man myself, nobody wants to see people starving to death at the side of the road, but I really do think people at both ends of the political spectrum are so disillusioned now with wasteful and inefficient government that we need a bilateral approach to Libertarian ideas. In the UK in particular all main parties are largely moribund, fighting not for their citizens rather for their own survival. Interestingly, when I needed help with a personal issue recently, it was the Salvation Army that were on hand to help where no healthcare worker was available. Would be nice to open up the discussion, people with LIbertarian ideas are often shouted down as "extremist" when in fact they come from all walks of life. I would very much welcome a sensible discussion on how we change things, it is clear the world is entering a period of great change when we need to re-think ideas that we have taken for granted.
We should get rid of food stamps, welfare checks, ect. to the lazy and useless (these things should be given to people with disabilities). The Military, Police, Debt, etc. is what is only should be for taxes
If you didn’t have so many people either lying about marijuana or being so blinded by how much they enjoy it then I think you would have more people on board with legalizing it. Just say yeah it’s not healthy and it doesn’t have health benefits and it does have health problems that will accompany good but it’s my decision. Just like it’s my decision if I want to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol and get drunk every night. But when you’re saying it doesn’t pair people or doesn’t kill brain cells or smoke in your lungs doesn’t cause cancer and it doesn’t cause diseases with your Stomach and coming up with all these conspiratorial reasons why they are illegal and changing it every 10 years saying a cure his cancer and stupid shit like that people are only going to think that people who smoke weed or absolutely all retarded and the most because they smoke weed or there something going on after all lying about it. Again I don’t care what you want to smoke
You can’t just say we should be legalized because it’s not as bad as math. And you can’t say alcohol should be legalized because it’s not as bad as marijuana or reversed. You can’t just say we’re going to legalize this rather anybody else likes it or not because it’s a fact and you guys are all wrong. That can’t be your reasoning you have to be OK with all the drugs being legalized or all drugs being subject to being criminalized states to so. And you don’t have to convince me weeds are that big of a deal but it does cause diseases and I know because I’m going to medical school and I also know because I’m not a retard I know smokes not good for you No cigarettes are bad and alcohol is bad but if they’re retards arguing that they weren’t bad I would call them stupid and so they aren’t healthy. We does unhealthy and we know this that’s fine if it still legalized but you have to have some standard other than I want the government to legalize in criminalize everything I want because I am right. .
Basically I think the only way libertarian Nazem will work is if you have a very strong states rights. But I don’t know what it is with libertarians always being so against states rights. If you are OK with the state legalizing marijuana for making alcohol illegal if they choose to do and you are a libertarian.
I just think state should be able to decide what drugs they want to legalize or not they should be able to decide on their welfare they should be able to say exactly on what their schools teach. Libertarians typically love evolution being taught and Haidet teacher being able to allow the 10 Commandments poster to be put up in their classroom. That’s not libertarian that’s left is in. That’s forcing people to actively tell you more than that it’s OK if it’s done by public funds you can’t push anything I disagree with. Ben Shapiro is a great example of someone who is libertarian
Libertarians are just pretty stupid about a lot of stuff and inconsistent and pick and choose what they really think people should be allowed to do. Libertarians are just conservatives that are atheist so they want to legalize a lot of things conservatives may want illegal because they have that social ramifications because libertarians are smart enough to know the effects they will have on society. I would consider myself a libertarian but if you just think boys should Mary boys then you got to be fine with people bearing as many people as they want people Maring animals brothers. Mean why would a libertarian get to decide if two relatives want to get married? It’s not of your business what they wanna do. What if they can’t get pregnant or it’s two guys and two girls? If you can make animals sleep outside eat all to you on this property you can make them pull sleds you can write that without your consent why can’t you have sex with and without your consent?
The problem is, Politicians are elected to represent us and I don’t mean that that’s a problem but I mean they are not experts on everything in the medical field on every drug on every weapon and unless you want the federal government to legalize every single drug in existence for recreational use you have to have a better argument for weed being legalized then it has no effect on anybody else. Why I agree not everyone is going to agree. And it’s not healthy and it doesn’t cure cancer and it does start your brain development if your brains out fully develop just like alcohol. So it is being legalized on a life of so many libertarians but the only solution is to let States to decide what drugs can be legalized. It doesn’t matter what you want or what you think is OK you don’t get to pretend the Constitution doesn’t exist in the federal government and the Supreme Court is passing laws that you like passed. But you can’t have a libertarian laws with behavior as long as you have welfare because people are going to be taking care of people gamble into hard drugs.
Many Libertarians believe in what is termed as "Common Sense Regulations" or any regulations that protect people from harm or theft by an individual or an employer. Also Minarchism is where some moderate Libertarians or "small L" Libertarians fall as minarchism is is a political philosophy and a form of libertarianism. It is variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it holds that states ought to exist, that their only legitimate function is the protection of individuals from aggression, theft, breach of contract, and fraud, and that the only legitimate governmental institutions are the military, police, and courts. In the broadest sense, it also includes fire departments, prisons, the executive, and legislatures as legitimate government functions. Such states are generally called night-watchman states. Minarchists argue that the state has no authority to use its monopoly of force to interfere with free transactions between people, and see the state's sole responsibility as ensuring that contracts between private individuals and property are protected, through a system of law courts and enforcement. Minarchists generally believe a laissez-faire approach to the economy is most likely to lead to economic prosperity.
I think you misinterpreted it. It’s not really a set of ideals you can categorize and lump into its own group. Truly we don’t all share the same narrow minded beliefs that the left or right share. We are across all spectrum I think this is too complicated and narrow to hit everything. It’s more like don’t use the government to force us to live by your own ideas. The funny thing about it is the US used to be this way until people started using government as a means to their own ends.
remove all but necessary taxes still means theft. which has to be done to protect that many people. basically liberatian conservatives habe the right mind. liberals want socialism. terrible. far right wings are terrible. pure libertarian ideas simply won't work only because of the vast majority of cultures and etc in America.
you said that if a tenant chose not to pay rent that there was nothing the landlord could do without violating the non aggression principle but i think thats wrong because the tenant is buying a good, which is the land, and once he stops paying for it then he no longer has the right to live there and is essentially stealing
If a tenant doesn’t pay the rent and does not voluntarily leave then they are depriving the landlord of their property rights. Libertarians are totally OK with a “benign neglect” government that minimally enforces laws, like property rights. They would side with the landlord.
Socialism is it hasn’t been done right and has been thought about
Libertarianism thought about but has not been done except in person capacity
They feel both bad now that I think about it... actually all the ideas sound bad
cannabased I agree, I’m not 100% libertarian, but I think they have a point when it comes to drugs, marriage and prostitution. But some of them believe that driver’s licenses and things like that are unnecessary, and that’s when I LOL.
I am an *American Libertarian. I am STRONGLY OPPOSED* to doing away with taxes. Why?
I believe that in a Libertarian society, every individual is guaranteed the right to equality, freedom of speech, religion, expression, press and all other perks provided and promoted by the US Charters of Freedom, regardless of their sex, race, or ethnicity is... that said... not everyone agrees with this ideology and would go so far as to kill or cause civil unrest through lies.
Understanding this, a Libertarian society *without taxes* or with taxes *that are too low* is doomed to failure. The reason is because a government runs a country using taxes. Even in a free, Libertarian society, things cost money. This can never be avoided. Militaries, Police Forces, public services, everything that you rely on each day and have come to count on in order to get to work, *use* that freedom of speech or expression, make money, and ultimately live freely, costs money. With that in mind, taxation to most people in favor of Libertarianism as they're reading this probably suddenly don't oppose the idea of taxation too much. Don't get me wrong. I hate the idea that if someone isn't able to pay those taxes, that they get ripped away from their lives and taken to prison. But I would rather be taken to prison in a Libertarian society where I will be guaranteed free, healthy food, a place to sleep and at the very least survive, and keep myself in shape, than find myself in a situation where I am having to defend my family from invaders because the government of that Libertarianism could not fund a military effectively to do it for me.
The idea of Libertarianism described in the video is dangerous- and- believe it or not, is exactly why The Articles of Confederation were ratified and replaced by The Constitution, the document that we in The United States have come to know, love, and deeply cherish as the groundwork for the greatest nation the Earth has ever- and possibly- *will* ever know. The State Governments and National Government of The USA under the Articles of Confederation couldn't fund public services or deal with foreign powers. Even if they could and had the power to, the Articles of Confederation didn't explicitly say that people had to pay their taxes to legally fund the means by which to deal with them. So. Most people just said "Meh, I am keeping my money. I'm sure other people will do it for me."
ALL THIS SAID AND NOW IN MIND... now you understand why I am strongly in favor of taxes and why I don't mind having, literally up to a quarter of my paycheck at my last job, taken to be used to fund the military, police, and the public services. Those systems allow me to live my life safely, freely, and without fear that my home will ever be endangered by criminal action, or foreign invaders.
Freedom isn't free. Whether we like it or not, standing in defense of freedom with just a gun and the will to "kick any commie ass that threatens it" alone will not guarantee that freedom's continued existence or prosperity. Actually doing your part and contributing to that freedom's public expenditures (so that we can have a high quality of life and powerful military), on top of the previously mentioned will to do what needs to be done, *will*.
I am not even that much of a Libertarian, but to all the people who straw man and say that Libertarianism is Anarchism: you are wrong. Anarchists don't want any form of government, while Libertarians do.
I don't know if that property eviction example would work in practice. If a property owner started demanding tenants to pay a crazy high amount of rent, they would just go rent somewhere else. Then the property owner would have an empty property and would therefore make no money. Wouldn't the free market laws of supply and demand prevent this form of 'coercion' from happening? I'm interested to see what others think, I could be very wrong haha.
*This video has Libertarianism all wrong.*
Well, that's a bit of an over exaggeration, but as a libertarian it doesn't help that this guy is explaining it so wrongly. I'll explain that here. Feel free to leave a comment if you disagree with me.
"If you don't pay your taxes, you will be sent to jail." This guy is already comparing Libertarianism to Anarchy. Libertarians believe that the government's soul duties should be to fight our wars, represent us abroad, and most importantly, protect our rights. Now, to only say this, as this guy basically is, is missing a very important piece of Libertarianism. A local government will always be better than a country's government. Why? Because a local government will know what your community wants, your community's needs, and what your community values much more than someone in Washington can. Devolution of a government is a very important component of Libertarianism, which is, of course, not discussed in this video. Also, to assume libertarians don't think evading taxes should be penalized with jailtime than you also assume Libertarians are idiots. Which we are not.
"If you smoke weed in a different state, you go to jail." It is my firm belief that if a local government does not want the legalization of weed for their community, that is their decision. And I can say the same for if they were to legalize recreational weed. It is immoral for the government to be forcing communities to comply with their demands.
Libertarianism cannot work without Capitalism. To say it as if Capitalism is as different to Libertarianism as Libertarianism is to Socialism is idiotic.
The Non-Aggresive Principle is extremely flawed in nature, but I tend to somewhat agree with it. Only but a small portion of taxes should go to the government. The majority of your taxes should go to local governments.
Okay, it's less of what he's talking about than it is the little cartoon man's speech bubble that ticks me off here. This may seem petty, but someone studying may think of Libertarianism by thinking of that picture, which emphasizes that Libertarians don't care about other people. I can tell you without a doubt that Libertarians are some of the most generous people in the US. I yelled at my mother last week for not giving change to a homeless man. Because Libertarians are earning more money that would otherwise go to useless government programs, they are more likely to donate to charities or the homeless, as they would have the extra cash.
The fact that the caricature of Uncle Sam is saying "Only one rule" is baffling to me. No Libertarians believe that there should be only one rule. WE ARE NOT ANARCHISTS
"THERE ARE NO LIBERTARIAN COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD" - "IT HASN'T BEEN TRIED YET"
- Reagan and Jefferson's terms as president of the USA
- New Zealand
These are all countries that have tried Libertarianism and have been extremely successful as a result of Libertarianism. "It just hasn't been tried yet" is bullshit.
This video is filled to the brim with falsehoods. And as a Libertarian it makes me sick.
P.S. Shame on you for not talking about Gun Rights. That's a massive cornerstone of Libertarianism
Probably more Social Conservative than Social Liberal in an American sense. However, there are Socially Liberal Libertarians I know. My main social belief is to judge people on character and not race or sex. Thus why most Libertarians see programs such as Affirmative Action as immoral and wrong - programs which favor race over character.
1) How do you provide for those born with disabilities who can't work to sustain themselves?
2) How do you conduct extremely expensive science experiments that are necessary to modernise civilisation that won't have any financial benefit for a hundred years?
3) How do you make sure that a standard of education is upheld throughout the country so that said country can remain competitive in the world?
Libertarianism = the polar opposite of communism but equally as moronic.
1 - Because there is more money in a Libertarian economy, the person with disability will have more money to get treatment with. If not, those who have worked for their success can donate to them if they were to start a GoFundMe-type-ting.
2 - Literally 90+% of all major scientific breakthroughs were done by a private inventor. Even now, SpaceX, a private company, is beating NASA, a government owned company.
3 - There would have to be restrictions, but I believe privatizing the schooling industry would be best. Companies would invest in schools and teach children to work for actual jobs. They do this in the Republic of Korea, and it works very well.
To say that Libertarianism is as moronic as Communism is extremely insulting.
(Also, this video is very inaccurate for what Libertarianism actually is, and portrays it more as anarchy than an economic system.)
I agree that there should be certain things that in a society you should be compelled to do. More so than simply to not hurt others. Doesn't the "not hurt" others law pertain to having a negative environmental impact on someone, somewhere? I also agree with some form of taxation to fund certain programs. Taxes could be better prioritized though.
Libertarians are complete idiots, just a bunch of unemployed college kids living with their grandmas, that think that taxation is theft and think that they shouldn’t work a day in their lives and have everything handed to them. Because “MuH FrEeDomS”. Bunch of idiots
Lmfao... they don't want tax on there worked income but somehow they want everything handed to them.... I'm not right-wing libertarian, and yes it is a bit of a simplistic conception of society, but c'mon, what a silly strawman.
To clarify. Not paying rent is a property rights violation, therefore stealing and in violation of NAP. Also polluting is violation of NAP as well. Therefore a violation of NAP. Basically put if you prove someone violated your property rights they would have to make you whole and go to jail for theft. Which is much more than the EPA has ever done to any large corporation caught polluting.
Lmfao, smfh. Pathetic, capitalism will rip itself apart with negative externalities and disenfranchisement. Libertarian socialism is much more freeing.
But then again, you're probably silly enough to believe that Orwell was against socialism; when in fact he fought in a militia for libertarian socialism against Franco fascists.
+Trollol Police The workers loss control of the USSR in 1927... Smfh. I was talking about movements like the Digger commune and Revolutionary Catalonia, which were practicing socialism until feudalist and fascists overwhelmed them with violence.
cannabased socialism did bring russia from a poor country to a global super power in a few decades but it collapsed just as fast. But the soviets had a lot more problems. They opressed alot of ethnic groups who werent russian and resented them for it. American capitalist just opressed blacks and mexicans who were a minority.
Doesn't that just make them classical liberals, which is exactly what American libertarianism is, As they appropriated the libertarian term in the 1950s as (social) liberal was being used to describe the new FDR/ New Deal brand.
I love weed, I support guns, I support abortions, I am an atheist, I love the freedom of speech, I love this country, I love money , I love our military . I support gay marriage but hate the more than 2 gender bs and I love my fellow Americans what am I?
The eviction problem is solved by contracts that are enforced by arbitration courts. And we are purchasing from ethical companies and here is why. I come from Ukraine when it was USSR, as a child my family could barely feed us, we had meat only once a month, vegetables were delicacy. As a child I would have been very happy to work part time for Nike or other corporation, my other option was to continue in sub minimal subsistence. Of course the lefties are high and mighty calling companies that have workers overseas for very low wages, while ignoring the wants of those people. In USSR companies were not allowed, however they are allowed in countries like Ukraine used to be. Can you self righteous lefties bother to ask those people first, before condemning them to the life of poverty and death?
I feel as though Libertarian-ism, or at least a form of it, could exist formidably with America's preexisting capitalism. Largely, individual freedom is something libertarian-ism strives for, and the U.S. grants many privileges. Implementing freedoms, such as what do taxes go towards, and allowing individuals to largely live how they please(that is in a way that doesn't interfere with others individual liberties) would be a huge step in the right direction towards me. Completely abolishing capitalism in our nation seems somewhat foolish considering how much it is built up, but implementing some libertarian ideals would be, needless to say, Ideal.
The problem with Libertarianism is the same problem most systems have: human behavior. It's a great philosophy to say, "let me do what I want as long as it doesn't affect you," but the problem lies in people not living up to the second half of that equation, the not affecting others part. or example, on its face, I have no problem legalizing marijuana IF people could keep it to themselves and smoke it in the privacy of their homes. But as soon as it's legalized, weed is going public. People will be smoking it at the beach or any number of other public places (where I don't want to smell it, or have my kids exposed to it), because, as they will say, it is THEIR RIGHT! Bank on it. People are far too entitled to live up to their end of the Libertarianism social contract, which is unfortunately why we need laws--to constrain people from their own worst behavior.
Uh.. You can't just speak with a convincing accent and expect us to believe that socialism and Paine are at all related. You're talking about people with two core differences in thought. At the absolute base level of human behavior.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha yeah kids, libertarianism is such a brilliant political system that to date ZERO countries have ever used it.
Libertarianism is so silly no wonder the right embraces it.
List for us please all the libertarian countries kiddies.
We'll wait here.
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