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  •  Minor quibble for the sake of geekery: (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, greengemini

    The economic system of Europe in the Middle Ages was Manorialism - the serf/lord relationship - whereas Feudalism was its political system, based on pledged personal loyalties and obligations of military service among the nobility.  

    So, if we were academics, we would say that libertarianism strongly advocates a Manorial economy, but is relatively indifferent to the Feudal political system.  However, since we're not academics, just saying libertarianism = Feudalism works well enough and conveys the central idea that they're a bunch of backward medievalist quacks who want America to exist in the 10th century.

    Business doesn't distinguish between making money and taking money.

    by Troubadour on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 05:30:11 PM PDT

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