Back in the fall, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and former Clinton speechwriter Eric Liu wrote a piece for Bloomberg titled Libertarians Are the New Communists. In fact, libertarianism and communism could not be more different: Communism relies on an all-powerful state to enforce its ideology, apparently because the communalism it espouses just isn’t popular enough that people will adhere to it on their own. Libertarians oppose oppressive state control because it forcibly denies individual freedom.
Glenn Jacobs, writing for lewrockwell.com, responded with a lucid and eloquently written rebuttal to Hanauer and Liu. Jacobs is a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) who reads up on economics and politics on the side.