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Single Idea 22831

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / b. Liberal individualism]

Full Idea

No society today is libertarian in the extreme sense. Even the freest economically, such as Singapore have their governments provide education services and public housing.

Gist of Idea

Modern libertarian societies still provide education and some housing


John Charvet (Liberalism: the basics [2019], 05)

Book Reference

Charvet,John: 'Liberalism: the basics' [Routledge 2019], p.42

A Reaction

There is a good argument that many other services should be provided by a libertarian state, on the grounds that it is more efficient, and the services must otherwise paid for by much higher salaries.