Right-libertarianism


Right-libertarianism

Right-libertarianism or right libertarianism is a phrase used to either describe non-collectivist forms of libertarianism [Serena Olsaretti, [http://books.google.com/books?id=NZmGrPKu8BMC Liberty, Desert and the Market: A Philosophical Study] , Cambridge University Press, 2004, 14, 88, 100.] or a variety of different libertarian views some label "right," including "libertarian conservativism."

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states "Libertarianism is often thought of as 'right-wing' doctrine. This, however, is mistaken for at least two reasons. First, on social—rather than economic—issues, libertarianism tends to be 'left-wing'. It opposes laws that restrict consensual and private sexual relationships between adults (e.g., gay sex, non-marital sex, and deviant sex), laws that restrict drug use, laws that impose religious views or practices on individuals, and compulsory military service. Second, in addition to the better-known version of libertarianism—right-libertarianism—there is also a version known as 'left-libertarianism'. Both endorse full self-ownership, but they differ with respect to the powers agents have to appropriate unappropriated natural resources (land, air, water, etc.)." [Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on [http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/libertarianism Libertarianism] , Stanford University, July 24, 2006 version.]

Anthony Gregory writes that "left- and right-libertarianism can refer to any number of varying and at times mutually exclusive political orientations." He lists some of the right wing references as: being "interested mainly in 'economic freedoms'"; following the "conservative lifestyle of right-libertarians"; seeking "others to embrace their own conservative lifestyle"; considering big business "as a great victim of the state"; favoring a "strong national defense"; having "an Old Right opposition to empire." He holds that the real issue is not right or left but "whether a person sees the state as a major hazard or just another institution to be reformed and directed toward a political goal." [Anthony Gregory, [http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory127.html Left, Right, Moderate and Radical] , LewRockwell.com, December 21, 2006.]

Samuel Edward Konkin III defined the term "right-libertarianism" as an "activist, organization, publication or tendency which supports parliamentarianism exclusively as a strategy for reducing or abolishing the state, typically opposes Counter-Economics, either opposes the LP or works to drag it right and prefers coalitions with supposedly “free-marketconservatives.cite web|url=http://www.agorist.org/|title=AGORIST|last=Konkin|first=Samuel Edward|publisher=Agorist.org|accessdate=2008-07-01] He wrote in "New Libertarian Manifesto" about the right-libertarian "anti-principles" of gradualism, conservatism, reformism and minarchism. He labeled as "right-libertarianism" neolibertarianism, libertarian progressivism, libertarian conservatism, constitutionalism, small government conservatism and paleolibertarianism.cite web|title=New Libertarian Manifesto|url=http://agorism.info/NewLibertarianManifesto.pdf] cite web|title=Interview With Samuel Edward Konkin III|url=http://www.spaz.org/~dan/individualist-anarchist/software/konkin-interview.html]

ee also

*Anti-Communism
*Capitalism
*Liberal conservatism
*Liberal theory of economics
*Left-libertarianism
*Monetarism
*Negative liberty
*Positive liberty
*Open Economy
*Propertarian

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