Who would build the roads? Frequently asked questions about libertarians. (VIDEO)

Who are you calling statist?

Token Libertarian Girl Julie Borowski produced a video that answers some frequently asked questions about libertarians. Is Somalia a libertarian paradise? Are all libertarians anarchists? Are libertarians just Republicans who want to smoke weed? What’s a minarchist?

Julie describes libertarians as someone who “wants the government out people’s personal lives and economic matters.” Julie contrasts this with liberals and conservatives who usually want government to regulate one or the other. Borowski admits that it isn’t a blanket statement, but that it’s a fairly accurate generalization.

Token Libertarian Girl crushes some of the bigger myths about liberty and human nature in this very funny four-minute video.



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  • urshortsighted
    December 4, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Oh how cute to be in your twenties or thirties and think Libertarianism is awesome. What an amazing utopia where magic fairy dust protects the poor from the corrupted billionaires and every single road is a toll road. In Thunderdome, two men enter – one man leaves.

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  • Dan Hegelund
    December 4, 2013, 5:49 pm

    Frankly, I don’t understand all this talk about roads. Imho libertarianism isn’t anarchism. Libertarianism doesn’t require the private sector to do everything, that would be anarchism. In Libertarianism we can still delegate certain tasks (including road building) to the state or federal level. At least that’s how I see it. Libertarianism stands for minimal government interference in private life. Road building doesn’t interfere in our private lives, so it’s not an issue that we need to change, imho,

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  • disqus_AVDYxhWaoU@Dan Hegelund
    December 4, 2013, 6:06 pm

    But she has a point. Roads can be built without government help. The New York subway was build by the private sector (BRT and IRT). They did it faster, better and cheaper than government did. Once people did not want to pay the one dime fee and these companies face problems due to growing unions. Government stepped in took over the railway in 1940 and upped the price to five cents anyway. The complete integration of the subway into metro happened in 1953. The private sector also realized that there was more profit to be made in other forms of transport such as buses. They where happy to sell it to gov. Since then development of the subway has slowed down dramatically. And construction costs and fare costs have increased just as sharply. I say in a Free market with lower fuel prices, people can afford to pay to use roads. I mean its already something government is implementing in the form of toll roads ,bus lanes and Lexus lanes. As if taxation is not enough already. Plus we have evidence that the private sector does a better, faster, cheaper job and gov

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  • James Pflager
    December 4, 2013, 6:07 pm

    you wanna know why libertarianism is always mistaken for anarchism?? because about 10-15 government assholes troll the wikipedia and INSIST with lack of proof and lack of sources that they are one in the same…

    you can go there and see for yourself, they always leave a section under libertarian for anarchism and say they are the same thing. ive seen people argue behind the scenes but these people wont budge.. and wikipedia does NOTHING because these guys are clearly feds highjacking our political party

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  • disqus_AVDYxhWaoU@urshortsighted
    December 4, 2013, 6:07 pm

    Who will save the poor from corrupt politicians. Most of your hated 1% are those you love so much

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