Building Codes ars fundamentally important and I think the Dave Rubin “libertarian” argument against Building Codes is joke.
So just recently I discovered that a major sect of libertarians (im not including anarchists here because no goverment) that disagree with building codes and see them as a way of the government limiting construction. As someone who designed homes and engines back in high school and frequents designing in AutoCAD for building projects nowadays, I learned from my very libertarian teacher (pro gay pro gun anti government appeal to heaven flag kinda guy) about building codes back in high school. Most building codes are fundamentally neccessary to mantain safe building practices. That is their primary function, as in requiring outlets every certain amount of feet, making sure your house is weatherproof for the climate, all of those are common building codes. Ill admit in some communities (usually beach/shore and developments) will require homes to not be over a certain amount of floors or may require a specific architectural design but that is also typically just to maintain a decent looking community. But these are not “controlling of society”, its just maintaining fluid development. I see Dave Rubin style conservatarians and minarchists come after building codes, but in my view as someone who has studied architecture for years from a literal libertarian, I see that argument as completely eskew from reality. If libertarians ever want to win the architect/civil engineer vote, they need to abandon that inherently flawed position.
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