“Critics of capitalism once predicted that free markets would wreak mass starvation, depletion of resources, pollution, and death.
They’re now reduced to bitching about too many flavors of toothpaste.
We’ve won the debate.”
After reading the editorial, I do think that my libertarian friends are being a bit oversensitive. I don’t think that saying that there are too many flavors of toothpaste is the same as being against individual choice.
Indeed, one can argue that we don’t need 99 varieties of toothpaste when a single variety of Crest would do.
However, once you cross the line and start mandating fewer or no choices (as with the public educational system), that’s a very different story.