When libertarian moral theory is combined with economic theory a compelling conception of the good society emerges.
The Free Society (Westview Press)
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Maybe, in theory; hmm. Way to many subjective theories for a rating. Morality still, can not be legislated; and, economic theory may or may not abide fiscal law.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    BUT Mike, better than what we have now perhaps eh?
     -- Kimo, Lahaina     
    Libertarian Moral Theory - Personal Freedom combined with Individual Responsibility. Economic Theory - You can't print money out of thin air. You must anchor the currency with a commodity. (gold?) Government can not possibly tax and spend its way to prosperity.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Good Mike... "Theory" being the key word here... hence only one star
     -- RBESRQ     
    My thought here was, theoretic concepts fall into a realm of philosophy (always arguable and subject to unstable and inconsistent mores). I prefer measurable law with time tested definitions (codes, ordinances, regulations, rules, statutes, etc.) J Carlton's "You can't print money out of thin air" is a law, eliminating the theory.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Another example of unstable and inconsistent mores is the tea party. Originally, the tea party was a libertarian moral excursion, later made into an exploited theory by neocons as a compelling concept. The tea party, as it has emerged into society, has a few islands of moral libertarianism but, the media focused power, claiming to be the tea party - as the Michele Bachmanns, touting to be tea party while voting to extend the Patriot Act and other neocon maladies have distorted that which would be good.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    True Mike. I wrote my congressman a hell of a letter not to extend the Patriot Act, but he voted for it anyway. I prefer freedom over security.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    It doesn't mean we lay down an die. GET UP! STAND for what is right. If we don't all stand together, we will truly be run over while down. Vote that congressman out of office and work to do so. We have freshmen...write them regularly and remind them of their promises and promise to vote them in more fresh faces to get this done. Stop whining and get busy! STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE. Shout it daily and often.
     -- Abby     
    For me it is the choice of being Libertarian or libertine; an interhumanitarian moral base is necessary lest we all become islands, uninvolved and uncaring of each other, already divided and therefore easy to conquer. Positive human interraction is absolutely necessary for a successful society...or you end up with what we are seeing happen now right before our eyes, with Wisconson being the starting bell of a fight we will all lose as middle-classers. the good of the nation, through honoring the work ethic and the golden rule are good starts, both of which seem to be NOT in evidence as both sides of that issue fight amongst themselves, as intended by non-caring absconding, TARP unprosecuted, super-rich, expatriots to "undisclosed locations". I fear for the country and the very ideals it once promised as rough but delicate the balances in human frailty they represent are.
     -- Dr. Tom LaMar, Keeseville, NY     
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