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Libertarianism reflects a set of policies that classical liberals, and most conservatives agree with, but they have an excess confidence in human reason, many seem to believe that freedom just springs full born from reason and reasonableness. They lack philosophical and historical depth. They are like academic economists whose models assume away most human institutions. Limited government, confidence in markets, and freedom are essential to human flourishing and prosperity. But there is more to it than just markets because most human activity takes place in non market exchanges and these are based on millions of variables we can't get to by reason alone. We inherit them in our cultures, traditions. They are what Burke called the bank of wisdom of nations and of time. This understanding is the difference between classical liberalism as were the founders, and modern libertarianism.
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