Pandemic really tests my libertarian views
I always have considered myself a libertarian but the pandemic is a perfect example of a collective action problem not being able to be handled well by individual actors. Without a governmental body, I imagine things could be way worse (more dead grandmas). I dont like being told to wear a mask by law, but I probably would have worn one anyway. The problem is if others didn’t it would cause the effect of my actions to be greatly reduced.
Also without government stepping in the economy would have effectively collapsed worse than the great depression(a time when we were nearly a libertarian society, and government thought in had no place in regulation of the economy). Anyway im mildly appreciative of the fact that I still have a house and food, so there’s that.
Anyway I just wanted to hear what people think of this really because I dont really know where to stand necessarily. Best.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society