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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

Journal of Ovid (2709)

Sunday November 13, 2005
02:58 PM

Libertarianism: the "Un Communism"

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*Communism*               *Libertarianism*
Property is theft         Property is sacred
Totalitarianism           Any government is bad
Capitalists are baby-     Capitalists are noble
  eating villains           Nietzchean heroes
Workers should rule       Worker activism is evil
The poor are oppressed    The poor are pampered
                            good-for-nothings

For the longer version, you can read What's wrong with libertarians.

Or again, for a shorter version, here's my only slightly tongue-in-cheek take:

Anarchist
Unemployed Libertarian
Libertarian
Employed Anarchist
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  • It seems that what is being labeled as Libertarian is more like Objectivism.

    I do like the Anarchist/Libertarian short take.
    • Agreed. I took the Libertarian/Communist description directly from the article. The author does to a certain extent seem to confuse objectists with libertarians though the former might be considered a subclass of the latter.

      Still, libertarians and objectivists do share many qualities. The most pervasive is the inability to recognize the cost of information [apotheon.com]. Information costs and the attendent market distortions are frequently omitted from economic models. It's like planning a rocket launch and ignori

  • The term "anarchist" gets applied to a lot of different things. As an anarchist communist whose views on human nature were largely shaped by my experiences as a worker in various companies, I think your description of "anarchist"s seems directed at someone other than me. But I'm not sure what your point is.