The MLP Podium

What Would Libertarians Do About the Poor Who Cannot Afford Healthcare?

I was asked to answer the question, ” What would Libertarians Do About the Poor Who Cannot Afford Healthcare?” The question may have been intended as bait for a response which echoed the Libertarian stereotype of callous,  unsympathetic and every-man-for-himself.  As I don’t think that accurately portrays Libertarian thought, I responded this way: My personal …

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LIBERTARIAN SENATE CANDIDATE DISAGREES WITH SCHUMER ON TSA EXPANSION

Alex Merced says the answer is competition, not taxpayer subsidy of airlines.   June 1, 2016, New York, NY – Senator Charles Schumer has called for at least $28 million in increased spending to hire more TSA agents. He claims that this will decrease wait times for travelers weary of long lines at security checkpoints. …

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Liberating My Friends “George” and “Martha”

  [This article was originally published at http://www.politicalstorm.com/libertarian-light-liberating-friends-george-martha/] My friend “George” owns a pet store. A family business. George is the “pop” and “Martha’s” the “mom,” who runs the garden center next door. Two really nice stores, in rural New York, well-stocked, clean, and they know their stuff. George tries his best to compete against …

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Sen. Schumer’s proposed “Uniform Anti-Sardine Seat” bill (“UniASS”), to regulate the width and spacing of airline seats, is anti-choice, anti-consumer, anti-competitive . . . and just doesn’t fly.

  February 28th – Sen. Chuck Schumer announced today* that he will tack on an amendment to the FAA’s Reauthorization bill demanding that the FAA set Government minimum seat widths and and the spacing between airline seats. The Senator complains that airlines are “forcing” passengers to sit “like sardines.” *This is Sen. Schumer’s most recent …

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