Is the term the disguise used by those who wish to exploit without restraint, denying the need for the state to protect the 99%?

This article titled “This bastardised libertarianism makes ‘freedom’ an instrument of oppression” was written by George Monbiot, for The Guardian on Monday 19th December 2011 20.30 UTC

Freedom: who could object? Yet this word is now used to justify a thousand forms of exploitation. Throughout the rightwing press and blogosphere, among thinktanks and governments, the word excuses every assault on the lives of the poor, every form of inequality and intrusion to which the 1% subject us. How did libertarianism, once a noble impulse, become synonymous with injustice?

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