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Libertarian Philosophy in a Mainstream Video Game

It took me several months to finish, but when I was designing a mod for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim called 'The Dark Brotherhood Resurrection: Part 1' I needed a powerful, coercive, and secretive enemy for the player to defeat.

So of course, the main enemy of my Story is a cabal of Metal traders who use their profits to influence and corrupt the local politicians. Towards the end they even clarify 'You MUST use force, otherwise your business will be subject to the whims of the marketplace. The only way to guarantee your profits is to get involved in government'

It may be subtle, but it's definitely there: Libertarian Philosophy and Austrian Economics in a Mainstream Video game.