Comment: fantasy and purists

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fantasy and purists

So I think Libertarian "purists" do dig in too hard on the idea that there is no role at all in society for any type of government action whatsoever to support the common or public interest.

This isn't entirely untrue. Many libertarians want to roll back laws while not dismantling the corporatist state that empowers so much corruption and, in many cases, pollution.

There can be a role for "government", if government is defined as people ruling over their own property. Certainly property owners could, have, would and do get together to make reasonable rules regarding pollution of their own property.

And if others pollute their property, they should seek compensation.

Of course, this is not what Krugman promotes. He promotes one overriding, coercive government that has the magical power to dictate what the rules should be for *everybody.*

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