So government has no accountability for the people it kills through negligence and bad road design and overzealous law enforcement. So, some smart entrepreneurs step in and help spread the the cost of the risk so that the people aren't destroyed by that negligence and overzealous enforcement. If a private company were to get away with what you let government away with, you'd be screaming bloody murder about the evils of capitalism. Oh wait, you already do.
Originally Posted by monty1
As in road systems that kill and main hundreds of thousands of people every year? Yeah, that works "very well." Not sure for whom, but it works well for someone. Probably EMT workers. They keep busy.
There's no us making excuses for your government's corruption to me. We're talking 'what if', not what is. I'm telling you how a system that flies directly in the face of libertarianism works very well.
They are? Social Security hasn't put aside a penny since it was founded. The system is bankrupt. A screaming success for politicians who had billiions more in taxes to spend on boondoggles. A screaming success story for the older generations which got lots of government benefits which they'll force their children and grandchildren to pay. Assuming, of course, that the children and grandchildren don't change their minds about paying the debt that they are inheriting.
Unless of course you are going to modify your form of libertarian to allow government involvement in insurance and other. And btw, your social security, medicare, and medicaid are screaming success stories.
If we believed people turned honest, we'd be like you and consider government to be a wonderful thing full of saintly politicians who have only our best interests at heart when they write statutes and build roads.
Ahhhhh, the libertarian utopia where eveyone turns honest in a heartbeat.
The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule -F.A. Hayek.
Statists see shortcomings in the marketplace as a reason for government to get bigger, but they rarely see any shortcoming in government as reason for it to get smaller.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.-Albert Camus