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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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AmericanDralion Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wouldn't Bangladesh be the moden Libertarian Paradise
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majicfrog Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I mean, basically, except the libertarian paradise would be in a nice mansion on the other side of town where they don't have to see the people they hurt. 
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345rv5 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist
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  Hobbyist
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.
[link]
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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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Party9999999 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Your like the historian who glorified Rome for so many years, you don't look at the big picture.
No one denies those things, but at the same time you loss sight of the people, You don't care that thouands of people were killed and mangled in factories and their familes never got a penny in compensation, that hundreds of childern murdered by their parents because they were so poor, you don't care that thouands who had to live in cramped slums with no pumping or heating and you really don't care about the Tolpuddle Martyrs or the Chartists who are the reason that the government took action and helped deal with the problems, shame it took lest then a century for people like you to forget that.

Maybe this will teach you something: [link]

And I have no time for the Mises cult.
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Alpha-12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Says the moron who still is a faithful communist 24 years post '89.
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geminisaga5 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student
but socialism has helped many lives around the world. The reason communism is still relevant is because some of the policies help nations develop.
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Alpha-12 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Marxism-Leninism is dead. The Chinese now have private companies (think less communist, more less-racist Third Reich) and does the Hammer and Sickle still fly in Moscow?
I'm sure Pol Pot's victims in Columbia would love to drag you to hell, pal. 100 million people died because of communism-do you feel like a hero yet? 
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geminisaga5 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student
Marxism leninism is more relevant than before! mainly because of the global market beginning to crash. And did i see you say, Pol pot was from columbia ? If you don't know where pol pot came from, you're far to stupid. Pol pot not only wasn't a communist, but he was supported by the cia! meaning he was a puppet government hiding under the gause of communism, many communists don't believe he was a communist because of his murderes of intellectuals! He didn't create industry, instead he created forced labor in fields. That is not what communism stands for. And for your information, pol pot was from cambodia.
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Alpha-12 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Correction, Cambodia.
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OcularInflux Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
You do realize that the late 19th century was marred by massive corporate welfare (pilfering the public funds to hand it over to private interests), right?

It was not a free market system by any means. It was arguably even less free market than today.
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
true "free market" capitalism is virtually impossible. either the the government will rule to a degree or business will rule to agree. we will never have both not intermingling.
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Christistarfish Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
(Has communist beliefs-"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government" )


Lol are you retarded? Just asking.
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You understand virtually all ideologies have a government theory, and that isn't an anarchistic statement?
also, on the the authoritarian-libertarian scale i am libertarian.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So wait, free market captialism isn't possible, but yet our problems are supposedly cause by free market captialism. Which is it? Because it cannot be both.
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Caturday2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe capitalism is the problem,you're the one who mentioned a specific.
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Welcome to another example of cherry-picking facts and ignoring that hindsight is 20/20.
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Karinosai Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If your hindsight is only 20/20, you need to read some more books. 20/20 is average visual acuity. Hindsight should be 10/10, or 8/8!
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popov89 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The thing that pisses me off about devotees of the free market is that they constantly forget their own history--Do they not remember the hell that unregulated capitalism wrought?
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hear, hear.
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Shiki-Scarlet Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Its true, they think removing all regulation will result in somekind of paradise where everything will be magically awesome.
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thesuperqueer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Free market capitalism would be a better name.
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Overlord299 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I object to this alarmingly accurate depiction of what would happen if Capitalism was not regulated.
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