Rachel Strohm

57 days ago

"Perhaps the most interesting thing about libertarian thought is that it has no way of coherently justifying the initial acquisition of property. How does something that was once unowned become owned without nonconsensually destroying others’ liberty? It is impossible. This means that libertarian systems of thought literally cannot get off the ground. They are stuck at time zero of hypothetical history with no way forward."

Libertarians’ History Problem 1


Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu’il a été proprement fait. “The secret of great fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done.” —Honoré de Balzac