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I would argue...

That real libertarians do NOT support corporations. By their very nature, the legal construct around them is a perversion of the market through government intervention and protection.

Own and run a business. Own and run a HUGE business. Fail and pay for the failure. Hurt someone and pay for your crime. Succeed and prosper. These things are libertarian.

Government shielding individuals from liability because they created a legal fiction is NOT libertarian. However, conservatives have twisted the arguments so much that some libertarians fall for it.

They have done this mostly by trying to make the words "business" and "corporation" synonymous. They are not. Libertarians support "business", fascists support corporations.

Cato is the fascist wing of the libertarian movement.

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