Saturday, January 10, 2009

Libertarianism Attempts To Divide By Zero

When I wrote my blog post about Libertarianism the other day, I forgot to mention the biggest problem that Libertarianism has. Libertarianism assumes the presence of many cultural conditions that cannot exist without pervasive free education. A Libertarian society would therefore lack the necessary pre-conditions of a Libertarian society.

Consider for example the distinction between self-interest and enlightened self-interest. Where does the enlightenment come from?