On Socialists Reclaiming Libertarianism From the Right

The original purpose of libertarian thought (not the American variety) was to advocate for the rights of people within a monarchical system that didn’t value them. Basic attempts to establish rights through treaties such as Magna Carta were focused on establishing voting and property rights against the monopolistic powers of monarchy. Even though I think private property is a very contentious idea, it’s better than what was done in abusive monarchies.

The idea I’m getting at is that Ayn Rand and her ilk stole a left wing idea that was…