I probably would've been able to guess that, I'm wondering how I didn't figure that out sooner.
I'd figure most Libertarian ideals are pretty incompatible with consequentialist ethics.
Well, I think I talked about this, but I'll expand on it a bit more.
If you're a left Libertarian, you support things such as Universal Healthcare, Social Programs, Scientific and Medical Advancement, infrastructure, etc., and are generally in support of big government, but believe the government should keep out of issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, drug use, etc. A right libertarian is basically the opposite, along with supporting things like Wars and war on drugs and things like that. (Think the recent George Bush, a big government conservative)
'Pure' Libertarian is a term I made up, it basically just refers to any libertarian who is not aligned with the left or right in terms of their libertarianism. That is, a pure Libertarian doesn't support social programs, but also no war on drugs, etc. You know what I'm sayin' dawg?
I don't think any rational person would deny that government intervention in situations like that is a necessity... unless you're a libertarian ideologue.Lay Vegan wrote: ↑Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:53 amWhat I do know is that the unquestioning assertion that free-market capitalism alone will ameliorate various social & economic problems like poverty, health care, and climate change is pure fantasy. There are no real-world examples of unfettered free market economies, and the few historical cases that do exist lead to economic collapse. Pre-Great Depression U.S. anyone? I know, not quite free-market, but free enough for banks and food processing plants etc. to monopolize their markets and actively violate consumer interests. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal
Adam Smith had interesting ideas for how a free-market would create a utopian-like society, but it just doesn't work, or it just doesn't work for the benefit of all.
Anarcho-Capitalism can work in theory, though I don't suspect the consequences would be desirable. I mean, unless we are to breathe through air tanks, as some An-Caps say, about 50% of the world's population would die.