The sexual harassment scandals demonstrate libertarian superiority in a surprising way Retweet
Left-statists believe that only they advocate regulation. They claim libertarians and right-statists want to live in an unregulated society. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly, almost no one understands this, including many libertarians. In reality…
Only libertarians advocate regulation that actually works! And statists, especially left-statists, tend to advocate regulation that makes things worse. We demonstrate this in our popular article, How to think about regulation.
We also make a related argument in our Mental Lever mini-article, Are there non-state forms of regulation? Regulation in the voluntary (private) sector is much more responsive to you than the political sector is.
Now, with sexual harassment headlines swirling around us, we have a perfect example in real time and on the largest stage possible, of how libertarian regulation works better than political regulatory schemes.
Sex scandals are toppling men in Hollywood and the media. Just nine days apart the male hosts of the CBS and NBC morning shows have both lost their jobs because of sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, in the political sector, potential Senator Roy Moore and current Senator Al Franken live on — as does Rep. John Conyers. The lesson should be clear…
The free market punishes mistakes, while the political sector defends and preserves them.
Said differently, the Voluntary Sector is highly regulated by consumers and other forces, while The State, and its associated political parties, are immune from any meaningful control.
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Perry Willis & Jim Babka
Co-creators, Zero Aggression Project