Characteristics of the Libertarian Family

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***UNDER CONSTRUCTION*** Matt Zwolinski and John Tomasi, faced with the chaotic diversity of libertarianism, attempt to find basic characteristics that are typical of libertarianism. Beyond the problem of whether these are actually valid, there is the problem that they are not realistic. In addition, they correctly discount "liberty" as a characteristic, while omitting "rhetoric of liberty". In addition, they correctly discount "liberty" as a characteristic, while omitting

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Commitment to rights of private property.

Skepticism of authority.

Appreciation of free markets.

Individualism.

Cosmopolitanism.

Belief in the explanatory and normative significance of spontaneous order.