Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Zman On Libertarians

Another classic line from the Zman today:

The best argument against libertarianism is simply going outside and watching people.

That is also the best argument against democracy and the universal franchise. Libertarianism operates fine in a theoretical setting where people act predictably and rationally but in the real world it simply doesn't work. What would a President Gary Johnson being doing right now, other than smoking bowl after bowl of weed? Telling people to go about their business and just not cough on other people (NAP and such)? The response to the Chinese coronavirus (which is definitely not at all a bioweapon the ChiComs let escapee from a lab) has probably been way over the top but a "do whatever you want man" approach would likely be much worse.

Vintage one-line zinger from the Zman.

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