Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies

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151 brief statements about the nature of politics that mostly ridicule libertarian and other right-wing ideology and attitudes.

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"Let the Market Decide" Always Means "Let Rich People Decide."
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
Until unemployment no longer holds out the prospect of death or dishonor every employment contract is made under duress.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
Taxes are not, however annoying they may seem, violations of our freedom so much as indispensable enablers of freedom -- and hence they are a precondition for the constitution of the very experience of the "voluntary" on which notions of the involuntary depend in the first place.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
Those who would dismantle all democratic government and those who would demand good democratic government will point to many of the same instances of government abuse, corruption, malfeasance, and violence in making their separate cases, but it is only a fool who in noticing this would mistake them for allies.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
People love calling libertarians "Idea Guys." It pays to remember that every single libertarian "Idea" is an ad campaign to peddle plutocracy to majorities it harms.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
There has never once been an outcome attributed to the Invisible Hand of the Market in which the Heavy Hand of the State did not play an indispensable part, and in which all too many are not sure to discern the Hidden Hand of Conspiracy.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
Initial regressive distributions of wealth are no less the product of government intervention than are subsequent progressive redistributions of wealth.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
To those who say they would shrink government without end, who say they would deregulate enterprise without end, who say they would cut taxes without end, it must forcefully be said, in the end, that you cannot have a civilization and eat it too.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"
Those who declare taxes to be theft either forget or fail to grasp that it is taxes that pay for the maintenance of those institutions on which legitimate claims of ownership or theft depend for their intelligibility and force in the first place.
Dale Carrico, "Dispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing RemediesDispatches from Libertopia: An Anthology of Wingnut Chestnuts and Democratizing Remedies"