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"The problem with statements like these is they have no foundation whatsoever. There's no difference between the above statement and the following one..."

I agree, and there was a time when I spent a lot of energy spinning my intellectual wheels trying to tie my personal beliefs to something more than just an arbitrary first statement. But in the end, your first premise is arbitrary, neither "right" or "wrong."

I start from the evolutionary perspective: the continuation and prosperity of the human species is desirable.

It is, of course, still an arbitrary assertion and a member of a different species could reasonably disagree.

But any *human* who disagrees with that is invited to demonstrate the strength of their convictions in a self-referential manner.

I'm not going to go into all the logic and evidence, but it turns out that individual liberty for all - including economic liberty - best serves the goal of the continuation and prosperity of the human species.
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