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Old 01-05-2012, 07:25 AM
stephanie stephanie is offline
 
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Just a comment: I don't speak for libertarians but I don't think it's true that they wouldn't be in favor of 'groups'. Nobody is against freedom of association. If anything an anti-govt minded person would be in favor of privately formed groups and communities as opposed to govt interference with the process of formation and sustainability of such groups.
But not with legally recognized groups, not with the idea that a disparate impact is not a valid argument against a facially neutral law, which is what TS is arguing. At least, not based on the libertarians I know or my understanding of libertarianism. For example, they seem to think racism is not a longterm problem, as businesses would not be rational in discriminating, but only on focusing on more relevant "groups," such as those good at whatever the job requires. The fact that customers/clients might care about race, etc. seems to them not a concern.
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