Comment: As a "libertarian" at the time

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As a "libertarian" at the time

As a "libertarian at the time" I can assure you that we were at LEAST as much anarcho/minarcho-capitalists as the current crop of FED-bashers.

In fact, it was the big differentiator between us and the other opponents of the Vietnam (un)War and especially the military draft.

(For instance, David Friedman - Milton's son - went around wearing a gold-colored, pseudo-coin medallion, about 9 inches across, with "TANSTAAFL" on it in big raised letters.)

Note the small-l: I never actually joined the party, due to an issue with the wording of the non-aggression pledge. We were also at least as much nit-picky, faction-prone, ideologues then as now.

The "drugs and free love" thing was no more important then than now: Just another, relatively minor, aspect of being free to control our own bodies.

About the only thing different was that, for us at the time, about the highest priority was ending draft slavery and its use for "channeling" the bulk of the boomer population into central-planner-approved occupations. Thankfully, that battle was won, and has stayed won for decades (with only occasional brushfires to stomp out.)

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.