Are Libertarians House Cats?

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Patrick Carroll

“A year ago today, pastor and progressive commentator John Pavlovitz asked his Twitter audience, ‘In your own words, how would you describe Libertarians?’ One of his followers, John Spaulding, gave an answer that quickly spread to the farthest corners of the internet. ‘House cats,’ he replied. ‘They are convinced of their fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they don’t appreciate or understand.’ The metaphor seems to have struck a chord, judging by how much this comment has been shared on social media. But is it a fair comparison? Are libertarians rightly regarded as house cats? Let’s take a look.” (11/18/22)