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  •  I don't think many of them have much in (0+ / 0-)

    common with Sparhawk's devotion to markets, bank balances, and the perks of property. They may distrust authority, but in general they support things like progressive taxation, single payer health care (of course, they expect it to pay for their inane alternative non-medicine), and strong, serious government intervention in daily economic affairs -- e.g., living wages, tenants' rights, etc.

    Other than hedonism, about the only thing they have in common with the Sparhawks of the world is a romanticism -- but they tend to romanticize very different things.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:48:45 AM PDT

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    •  Without disagreeing with you ... (1+ / 0-)
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      To generalize (always dangerous!), many local hippies do take libertarian positions on such issues as recreational drugs, reproductive choice, gay rights, rights of privacy etc. They may not quite share Sparhawk's position on property rights, but they would for example try to build whatever they like on their property without design review and permits.

      •  I'm not really as extreme as people think I am (2+ / 0-)
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        Samulayo, k9disc

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:58:28 AM PDT

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