I just assumed that it was as wishy-washy on libertarianism as Gary Johnson but it actually appears very good based on what the Hillary Clinton propagandistr, Paul Krugman, reports.
He wrote Monday in his column at The New York Times:
How many people have actually read the Libertarian platform? But if you’re thinking of voting Johnson, you really should. It’s a remarkable document.This is great stuff, I'm glad Krugman brought it up in The Times.
As I said, it calls for abolition of the income tax and the privatization of almost everything the government does, including education. “We would restore authority to parents to determine the education of their children, without interference from government.” And if parents don’t want their children educated, or want them indoctrinated in a cult, or put them to work in a sweatshop instead of learning to read? Not our problem.
What really struck me, however, was what the platform says about the environment. It opposes any kind of regulation; instead, it argues that we can rely on the courts. Is a giant corporation poisoning the air you breathe or the water you drink? Just sue: “Where damages can be proven and quantified in a court of law, restitution to the injured parties must be required.”
If anyone wants to learn more about this thinking and how it would work, I recommend For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray Rothbard. If you have been pretty much stuck in the world of Paul Krugman amd The Times, this will be an eye opener.