Friday, January 27, 2006

On Libertarianism Doesn't Apply to Children

There's a very interesting post over on Internet Commentator, addressing the question of how libertarianism might or might not apply to children. Frank is hostile to the idea that "children are either property of their parents and implicitly theirs to abuse as they see fit, or free agents who implicitly have the "rights" to spurn school, refuse medical treatment and have sex with dirty old men." Can't argue with that, though I raised the issue of whether and how we can distinguish between a child and an adult. Frank's reply is excellent.

If you've anything to say, say it over there.

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