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.