Libertarianism, as a purely political philosophy, technically allows collectivism, drug use, laziness, racial isolationism, and many other kinds of underachieving. But the free market, which accompanies Libertarianism, is far less forgiving. If you use a lot of drugs, Libertarianism won't stop you. But the free market may punish you just as brutally as the state does. If your hobby makes you economically worthless, the free market holds you accountable. However, if your drug use inspires you to make great music or art, the free market rewards you. Don't want to work? Libertarianism won't force you to. The free market, however, has a different view of laziness. It won't lecture you on the value of hard work. It will just show you the consequences of the lack of it. Don't want to learn anything? Libertarianism gives you the freedom to be uneducated. The free market, however, usually feels differently. It punishes ignorance and lack of skill far more quickly and strictly than any truant officer. If you believe in collectivism instead of individualism, Libertarianism won't stop you. If you make a well functioning collective, the free market may reward you. If you discover, as so many do, that great individuals tend to be drawn to individualist rather than collectivist cultures, the free market will make you pay for your collectivism. If you want to make a racially isolated group, Libertarianism won't stop you. But the free market may have something to say. Racially isolated groups tend to achieve much less than their counterparts who face constant challenges and innovations. Japan during its two century isolation turned into a cultural backwater and technological laughingstock. Although its culture was entirely dedicated to war, the lack of cultural and technological competition made it no longer militarily competitive. Cultural challenges, innovation, and competition has, on the other hand, made America a technological and cultural powerhouse. Even in America, the most stagnant areas are those with only one ethnic group. The most vibrant and innovative cities have the most cultural diversity. Libertarianism allows you to have any belief you want, no matter how silly. But unlike statism, it doesn't subsidize them. The free market holds you accountable for the effectiveness of your beliefs and behaviors. Respectfully, Arvin Vohra Vice Chair Libertarian Party https://facebook.com/arvin.vohra.9/posts/1628870130477807

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