Corporate Libertarianism vs Libertarian Libertarianism

By Ben Bartee, Being Libertarian

Like a child with spaghetti, the US corporate state made a mess of libertarian ideology.

Other Western political cultures do not recognize the exceedingly awkward and cowardly simplistic US version of corporate libertarianism, which goes something like:

  • Public domain bad; private domain good
  • Competition bad; monopoly good
  • Government bad; corporations good

First, a definitional acknowledgment that no individual or group, or almost none, would label itself “corporate libertarian” because the term is an obvious oxymoron — an irreconcilable contradiction describing the perverse corporate libertarian Frankenstein. The label is meant to be pejorative.


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