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The 19th century by Party9999999 The 19th century by Party9999999
Welcome to a time of no regulation, low taxes on the rich, no child labour laws, where workers who tried to organise trade unions could be killed, were the rich had no limits on what could do to their workforce and where they could pay them next nothing if they wanted.
Welcome to the 19th century, Libertarian Paradise.
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Hence why i support the Anti Authoritarian aspects of Libertarianism while having strong government regulations and having Socialists institutions strengthen like Welfare and Healthcare. The So Called "Libertarians" are actually anti Libertarians for the motto is less government power, not complete establishment of the government.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But you must also be careful that the government doing the regulating doesn't favor one side or overstep its bounds. ~ C
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Yeah that would be a very tough challenge indeed.
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Looks about right to me.

Yay for institutionalized selfishness as morality.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Suffer360 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Which is why I support a mixed economy.
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jcsmith1195 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know, I understand where you're coming from, but you really got your facts mixed up. You really need to listen to John Stossel, he used to believe things extremely similar to what you seem to believe. It might enlighten you.
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Christistarfish Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Or in the situation, the people could be a little smarter.

You people fail to see free market capitalism and its regulations.
This is far from a true libertarian's dream.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
You say that like the OP and his ilk care about facts.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since you asked so nicely, why yes, I would like to return to the 19th century. It was the most progressive and prosperous era in American history, one that saw our transition from an agrarian society to an industrial superpower. It was a time of great invention and innovation, of technological, scientific, and medical progress. Many of the inventions we take advantage of today were invented back then: steam engines, the cotton gin, electric lights, indoor plumbing, the internal-combustion engine, and too many more to name. And with the increase of capital also came the increase in living standards. Before, the average life span was only 30; after, it was 60. There were problems and inequalities, of course, but all of this progress helped alleviate them.

So yeah, I scratch my head when “progressives” decry the Industrial Revolution as a bad time within our history, because it really seems like the exact opposite, and it was thanks to laissez faire capitalism.

And about those robber barons: [link]
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