Liberty is Compassion

by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books

Many believe, from what I’ve gathered, that libertarianism lacks compassion and promotes a “survival of the fittest” ideology.

The core of this belief, it seems, comes from the idea that since libertarians don’t want the State to resolve social and economic issues, we don’t want these issues resolved at all. Or, worse, that we couldn’t care less either way.

The only thing truly important to libertarians, say the critics, is getting the government out of their lives. After that, they’ll call it a day and let the chips fall where they may.

But that’s not true.

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