Salon has actually been shocking me, just now and then with thoughtful articles.
But then there's this. Tom, Jim, Jerry, you guys only believe in libertarianism because you're the super rich.
I came to the realization that I wanted to be free without any input from any Koch brothers funded organizations.
The author is correct that there are examples of hypocrisy among folks that call themselves libertarians... however that is true of "progressives", who are usually from wealthier backgrounds. I was accused of being from a wealthy, privileged background... by a progressive from a wealthy, privileged background. Then I informed him that my father was born in a log cabin without electricity.
The rest of the article is blind to "progressives" love of coercive measures to achieve their ideals.
I tried to read an edition of The Nation magazine... boy "progressive" intellectuals sure weave a confusing batch of nonsense.
All this being said... many folks on our side seem to believe that as long as the "NAP" is adhered to the behavior is acceptable, and beyond criticism. Just because there shouldn't be laws against picking your nose in public doesn't mean I have to invite you to my party.
"Libertarians" are often one of the biggest obstacles to achieving our goals... lack of compassion and empathy is not the path to a better world. At the same time forced compassion and empathy leads to some truly evil ends.