Socialism and some rare form of libertarianism may indeed share some traits. In the existing capitalist system private property and other wealth is only possible with a large and powerful government to maintain property rights and beat back the poorer hordes. The military globally and the sheriff enforce property rights on the pain of death. As the libertarians necessarily add back in all the things they rejected in their ivory tower whimsy their whole pile of dreamy BS falls apart. Proven time and time again. While socialism has arisen naturally many times and seems to be able to persist over long periods. Maybe failing when some group’s greed wins over, or more likely, takes over.We may be talking at cross purposes here. I was talking about libertarianism as a philosophy for society to follow, not as a label for RWNJ to adopt as an excuse for their selfishness. I tried to make it clear that my vision of libertarainism is one where externalities cannot be ignored. The point of stating the requirement for knowledge is so that a libertarian can direct their own resources where needed, not just ignore the need. John Galt running away and creating a new society that benefits from all the knowlege and resources of the current world is not what I'm espousing. (Who is John Galt?)
Private property being socialism is a new idea to me. How do you reconcile that with Kant's view that all property is theft? Does this mean that the leftist view is that socialism is theft?
The problem with socialism and libertarianism is almost the same. While Milo Minderbender was saying that 'everyone has a share', the reality was that Milo had the only share that mattered. Not sure if that is socialism or libertarianism in it's failure.
All you have are books on the subject. It is never going to happen. We have dozens of countries actually proving the benefits of socialism. Perhaps advanced socialist societies could make a sandbox for wannabe libertarians to live and experiment in. After all we are inclusive that way. I imagine it would look like an asylum.