While I am sympathetic to some libertarian ideas, I find it interesting how most mainstream libertarians are completely untethered from reality. The cause of this is probably two-fold: (1) libertarians are above average in intelligence, and (2) they are highly analytical. As a result, they tend to take models that might work in certain circumstances and then abstractly prescribe them for all of humanity. (This tendency toward universalism, by the way, isn’t just a libertarian problem; it’s a white problem.) For libertarians in particular, the problem of taking abstract models and then blindly applying them to all of humanity, is that, for the most part, mainstream libertarians are completely ignorant of human biodiversity. In short, their economic models lack essential data.
Case in point: school vouchers. Vouchers are the educational panacea for most mainstream free-market libertarians. Some libertarian think tanks have entire teams of people devoted to promoting school vouchers. “School choice,” they say, “will end all our woes.”
The problem with school vouches? Let’s see….
Most public schools across America have been completely devastated by hordes of unruly, low-IQ blacks and mestizos. The only refuge for many whites is either homeschooling or private schools. Many have not the luxury for the former, so private schools are the only option.
Unfortunately, private schools today are unable by law to discriminate against students based on race. (Interestingly, you don’t see libertarians today arguing for freedom of association for private organizations.) Private schools, however, can economically wall off the ghetto: tuition. Most blacks and mestizos cannot afford or do not want to pay private tuition.
Now, if you wanted to destroy the last vestiges of civility among primary education, what would be more efficient than smashing this economic wall?
Only the most myopic fool – i.e. beltway libertarian – would support such an idea. Granted, mainstream libertarians’ motivation for vouchers is usually a result of hatred of teachers’ unions. But talk about throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Has a more short-sighted idea ever been put forward? (Well, yes, it has — open borders — but I’ll leave that for another discussion.)
I doubt most free-market wonks have even thought of the long-term implications of school vouchers. But the left has, which is why more leftists continue to come out in support of vouchers. Leftists, 1; Libertarians, 0.
We should start a Bryan “Libertard” Caplan award for some of the most short-sighted libertarian ideas put forward.
Even with school vouchers, one way Ashkenazis will get around the “diversity enrichment” is by having an esoteric ethno-religion. The hordes will stampede to the upper-class white schools, not the Jewish day schools, which the hordes would find peculiar and uninviting. There can be many advantages to having an ethno-religion in a multi-racial state.