“you realize Smith was a Libertarian Socialist, right” I’d put my life savings on this guy being a Chomsky-drone. Chomsky makes the exact same asinine assertion.
the whole libertarian-socialist makes zero sense to me. Let’s pretend for a second that he’s referring to ‘socialist’ as the economic and not the political/governmental version because the governmental version would instantly clash with the ‘libertarian’ ideals.
Let’s also pretend that the economic form of ‘socialism’ he refers to is the variety where citizens and not the state own all property because the latter would, again, clash with the views of the ‘libertarian’.
Still, this political label makes zero sense. It is an oxymoron since even a non-state version of ‘socialism’ would require that there be no private ownership of property or profits and ‘libertarianism’ promotes the protection and ownership of private property.
These two things clash at their very core.
Anyway, it’s always fun seeing how silly some people are. I like to hold the view that, for the most part, people aren’t right or wrong so long as they are consistent in their philosophy and application, but sometimes people leave me in a state of doubt in my own philosophy.