I also favor smaller government, but that doesn’t make big government the cause of every economic problem. If the Spanish and Greek governments shrank enough to balance their budgets, they’d still have 24% unemployment, if not more. Their economies are hopelessly uncompetitive at the current exchange rate. Milton Friedman understood that. What in the world has happened to the modern libertarian movement?
Libertarians are no longer about liberty, they are about blaming government for everything. They are about non-policy, not market based policy. Denialism rather than skepticism. Friedman is so far removed from modern Libertarianism that it isn’t even funny.