Let us not confuse the political lobbying of governments and its results with free effort. It matters not how many were involved in the lobbying — be it one person, or a handful, or thousands or millions or billions, though special interest groups always have leaders — or how much the overall configuration of the state was designed by any number of them. The particular controls each group seeks to impose on society are designed by them.
So no, Hayek’s insight does not apply to libertarians. We do not seek to impose centralized controls on “society” but rather to remove them! We do not seek to impose our preferences on “society” by force but rather to prevent certain members of society from imposing theirs on us by force!
Terça-feira, Maio 03, 2011
Libertarians vs. Statists
Are Libertarians No Different Than Statists?: