In keeping with my previous post, I thought this might be informative. Late Chicago economist Murrary Rothbard has a good article, called “Six Myths About Libertarianism” dispelling the misguided beliefs that some people have about libertarianism.
1) Libertarians believe that each individual is an isolated, hermetically sealed atom, acting in a vacuum without influencing each other.
2) Libertarians are libertines: they are hedonists who hanker after “alternative life-styles.”
3) Libertarians do not believe in moral principles; they limit themselves to cost-benefit analysis on the assumption that man is always rational.
4) Libertarianism is atheistic and materialist, and neglects the spiritual side of life.
5) Libertarians are utopians who believe that all people are good, and that therefore State control is not necessary.
6) Libertarians believe that every person knows his own interests best.
Click the link above to read Rothbard’s answers to these myths.