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A Dim View of Libertarianism

Ernest Partridge, Co-Editor
The Crisis Papers


Table of Contents.


1.    What is Libertarianism?

2.    The Myth of Social Atomism

3.    Market Fundamentalism

4.    The Privatization Panacea

5.    Corporations: Invaluable Servants, Ruthless Masters.

6.    The Inevitability of Government

7.    Concluding Questions.


These essays are drawn from numerous articles, both published and posted on the internet, that I have written during the past decade, as I have witnessed with much consternation, the spread of libertarian dogmas into American political and economic policies, and beyond the United States to many countries abroad. This series attempts to put some of those writings into a coherent order, and thus it is more than a quilt of stitched-together excerpts. All the material has been carefully reviewed and revised as necessary, and there is in addition a considerable amount of new material.


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Conscience of a Progressive:  A book in progress. 

Partridge's Scholarly Publications. (The Online Gadfly)

Dr. Ernest Partridge is a consultant, writer and lecturer in the field of Environmental Ethics and Public Policy. He has taught Philosophy at the University of California, and in Utah, Colorado and Wisconsin. He publishes the website, "The Online Gadfly" and co-edits the progressive website, "The Crisis Papers".   His e-mail is: gadfly@igc.org .

Crisis Papers editors, Partridge & Weiner, are available for public speaking appearances