Does it matter? A secular society of broken families, materialists, and anchorless pleasure seekers isn’t voluntarily turning to libertarianism of any form. Social liberalism? Sure. Economic liberalism? Hell no. “Someone has to pay for my diabetes.” “Someone needs to pay for my birth control/abortion.” Someone has to take take care of all those aging folks with little to no families of their own.
Really, who’d take care of the elderly? All those non-existent extended families? A smaller young workforce? You think they’ll elect to die without their insulin, chemo, and hip replacements? To go gracefully to oblivion without clawing for every last second they can get from the best medicine entitlements can buy? Hah! Bull.
And the younger ‘tax-producer?’ If they’re (the younger folk) not in jail or collecting food-stamps, they’re looking for a subsidized college education they probably won’t use. Well, maybe they’ll be able to figure out just how crushing their debt has become.
What about those children increasingly born to broken homes? Right, we all know they’ve born into the perfect structure with the socioeconomic correlations present to be good little self-governing libertarians.
Give me a break. The increasingly underrepresented young, socioeconomic set worker, taking care of his own parents, grandparents, and children (future worker/caretaker) has lost already.