Robert Murphy defends libertarianism against the critics, showing that the government simply can't do anything better than the free market. His introduction:
I have always liked Michael Kinsley, ever since he was the "liberal" on Crossfire. It's true, sometimes I enjoyed reading or listening to him in the same way I like to play with a canker sore, but nonetheless, I like Kinsley. Far more than other commentators, Kinsley seems to really believe in what he's writing, and to actually consider the views of his opponents.
Longtime readers know that when I start an article praising someone, it's because I'm getting ready to attack. Well, Kinsley recently wrote a piece criticizing extreme (I would say consistent) libertarianism, and I have a few bones to pick with him. Walter Block has already written a sweeping response, so in the present article I want to focus on just three of Kinsley's missteps.
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