“To those of us outside the movement, the fact that libertarians are a proxy army has always been painfully obvious. The key piece of evidence was always the set of issues that libertarians chose to emphasize.”—Noah Smith
“I know it’s difficult for Mitch [McConnell] to believe, but some people work for companies they don’t believe in, that they don’t even like, because they need the paycheck.”—Brittany-Ann Wick
“It never shocks me to see that the pro-business, pro-free market [sic] crowd always makes out like businesses and markets are so inflexible that the slightest bit of change will cause the entire thing collapse and burn.”—Eric B.
“Decentralization’s great weakness is that there’s no guarantee that valuable information which is uncovered in one part of the system will find its way through the rest of the system. Sometimes valuable information never gets disseminated.”—Derek Sivers
“The idea that we either have a fully centrally planned economy or one that is entirely left up to market forces is a naive, even child-like one, but it’s currently the most fashionable political philosophy.”—Eric B.
“Since you must work, and everybody else must too, you are constantly forced to compete against others. You compete for paid work you could do; more general, you compete trying to sell commodities (your labor power is one of them) while others try the same. It may be less apparent that this situation will always produce winners (who find paid work) and losers (who don’t), since it might seem that there could miraculously be enough paid work for everybody, but such a scenario would indeed be ‘miraculous’ and has always been very far from reality.”—Christian Siefkes