Odds and Ends
When yes means no
2 2, 12:51pm
There appear to be (at least) two schools of thought that claim the mantle of "libertarian". On the right, you have L. Neil Smith, and on the left Ian M. Banks. Both envision(ed) a world where a person could do anything they pleased, so long as they didn't involve someone else.
Both describe worlds I'd LOVE to immigrate to.
The problem, as you note, is when people use such "examples" to "prove" their point.
It's why so many of us scream TANSTAAFL any time someone starts talking "free" anything. There are some people gullible enough to think "free" means exactly what it's supposed to mean, and who are registered to vote. If these things were properly labeled as taxpayer-funded, it'd be a different issue.