Comment: Capitalism and libertarianism

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Capitalism and libertarianism

Capitalism and libertarianism are not the same. The former deals with the way the private sector runs its economy. The latter deals with the function of Government.

Socialism: "Socialism is an economic system in which the means of production are publicly or commonly owned and controlled cooperatively, or a POLITICAL philosophy advocating such a system." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism It comes from communism.

Libertarianism: "Libertarianism is the POLITICAL philosophy that holds individual liberty as the organizing principle of society. Libertarianism includes diverse beliefs, all advocating minimization of the state and sharing the goal of maximizing individual liberty and political freedom." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarianism

Those are contradicting philosophies.

Actually they ARE both political and economic models. See above definitions. And, NO< you cannot be a libertarian and a sociailist at the same time. One promotes FREEDOM, the other FORCE. They are diametrically opposing views. Sorry.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...