The Orange County Register has a great topical libertarian quiz, saying they “developed these questions to highlight aspects of ‘small l’ libertarianism, the freedom philosophy that animates our pages. We believe in limited government, respect for the individual, self-responsibility, free markets, free trade and property rights.” A sampling of the questions (via ):
4. You discover the handyman who has been doing odd jobs around the neighborhood, including some construction projects, does not have a state contractor’s license. Do you:
a) Call the state licensing board and demand that he be put out of business immediately?
b) Offer to study and take the written part of the exam for him so he doesn’t get into trouble?
c) Rejoice that someone is finding a way around the state’s occupational licensing laws, which function mainly to reduce competition and raise prices for consumers while offering little if any real protection for consumers?
If consumers believe they need an accreditation process for a profession, it could be accomplished privately, like an underwriter’s laboratory for products or the college accreditation panels.
Not surprisingly, I answered “C” to all the questions, making me “a flaming libertarian.” Heh, you’d think they’d choose their adjectives better in Cali.