I heard some time ago that Javier Milei is staunchly pro-freedom – according to some reports, he’s openly styled himself an anarcho-capitalist – but I hadn’t expected that an individual who sincerely espouses libertarian views could become the head of state in a significant nation. Well, there he is, the freshly elected President of Argentina – and he apparently means it:
Contrast Milei’s simple truths – “The State can give you nothing because the State produces nothing;” “The State does not create wealth; it destroys it” – with the pronouncements of the legions of “policy wonks” ever vigilant for a new “crisis” or “problem” that will justify further government expansion (and management positions for themselves).
I hope that in his second term, President Trump will take Milei’s advice to heart. Do not look to government for the “solution” to any “problem.” Rather, regard it as the creator of very nearly all our problems, and much will become clear.