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tynamite's comment « What is libertarianism?

And how is it different from anarchism, liberalism, conservatism, and socialism?
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1. Yes, I would like for you to look up and share that number. Also, note that Germans did not kill lots of Jews at the time after WWII (I assume this is a typo and that you meant WWI).

2. You mentioned that Libertarians are disproportionately rich and educated. So, they can afford education for themselves and their children even with tripled student fees. This seems to imply that Conservatives are increasing the proportion of wealthy, educated people in the UK. If one assumes that some proportion of wealthy, educated people are Libertarians, Conservatives are actually increasing the proportion of Libertarians relative to other groups.
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1. I meant WWI. It was a typo.

2. Let's clarify whether we are talking about powerful people, or regular civilians here. When I mentioned that Libertarians are rich and educated, I am talking about powerful people. Powerful Libertarians are typically richer than powerful Conservatives

Now you moved the focus onto civilians in one paragraph. I will untangle this confusion.

Libertarians believe in the free market, and social mobility. Conservatives believe in seizing power for themselves, and reducing social mobility.

When Conservatives make it so that less people can get into university, what they are doing, by reducing social mobility, is reducing the amount of Libertarian civilians who get rich.

Look at it this way.

A youth worker, and an owner of a taxi rental service, have Libertarian values. One works for a charity, and another works for a business. By the Conservatives reducing public services, raising taxes etc, they stop more people from beating the system to get through. The CEO who would have stayed in business might go bankrupt or have to make staff redundant.

It is similar to how piracy is affecting the music industry. You're not affecting the people who already have their record deals. You're instead stopping the next surge of musicians break through.

This is why your assertion of Conservatives increasing the proportion of Libertarians relative to other groups, is untrue.
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