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Your comment brings to mind

Your comment brings to mind something that I find very intriguing, and that I notice a lot. And this is a great discussion to have, btw, I appreciate your engaging in it.

It's interesting to me that when libertarians counter liberal interventionists, and advocate free markets on economic issues, they do so very effectively and never fail to cite the fact that Keynesians don't account for what is unseen (i.e. the broken window fallacy as articulated originally by Bastiat).

And yet, when it comes to society generally, many of these same libertarian free market advocates fall into the Keynesian trap of imagining pure and utter chaos and inevitable power vacuums and corruption that can only, and must, be prevented with broad-sweeping man-made laws.

In this way, libertarians who fear a lack of laws as regards society are guilty of precisely the same lack of imagination that Keynesians are when it comes to economic policy and their fear-driven call for ever more regulation.

Having said all that, what do I suggest? Practically speaking, I concede there likely will never come a day when a majority of people will have faith in a truly free society the way that many have faith in a free market. Thus, in practical terms, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." Minarchists, anarcho-capitalists, conservative libertarians, etc... all have much in common as it pertains to tearing down many of the walls of the State, even if not all of them.

Therefore, whichever walls of the state the sledgehammers are banging against, you'll find me there. And when one wall falls, I'll try to enlighten others as to why I think we should break down the next one.

Cheers