False Dichotomies of Libertarian Ideology
***UNDER CONSTRUCTION*** Libertarianism is built on false dichotomies, because they provide the simplicity necessary to propaganda. Modeling the real world accurately usually requires more sophistication.
There are several ways dichotomies can be the wrong model:
- There may actually be a spectrum, with continuous variation between the alternatives.
- There may be even more alternatives, all discrete from each other.
Government versus Market
Also known as The Capitalist or Socialist Dichotomy, Consumers versus Voters, Public Sector versus Private Sector, etc.
Reason versus Force
Private Ownership versus Commons
Public Goods versus Private Goods
Consensual versus Non-Consensual
Positive Liberty versus Negative Liberty
Also known as Freedom From versus Freedom To.
Unable versus Coerced
Rational versus Irrational
Also known as Logical versus Illogical.
Spontaneous Order versus Designed Order
Conscious Action versus Reflexive Response
Praexology's pre-scientific dichotomy.