Yes, so Glenn Beck says he's "Going Galt" and setting up a self-sustaining libertarian commune somewhere. (For the moment, let's ignore the fact that in Atlas Shrugged, nobody ever announced that they were going Galt; they just disappeared so the helpless takers wouldn't try to ruin everything for them.) But Slog tipper Marc points out that Beck doesn't seem to understand what libertarianism means:
The community will be known as Independence, USA. If and when it is completed, Independence will produce its own food and TV and film content. There will be homes, baseball fields and a theme park. Think: Small Town, USA, but with a Beckish vibe...."There's not going to be a Gap here. There's no Ann Taylor. You want an Ann Taylor, go someplace else," Beck said in a video announcement. The marketplace, Beck says, will be a place for people to create their own businesses and learn from others.
This is a serious problem for Glenn's Gulch. The whole definition of libertarianism suggests that people and businesses should be able to spend money unimpeded, without rules or regulations getting in the way. But if Beck gets to determine who spends their money and where, that's not libertarianism—it's despotism. Strangely, I think Beck's fans won't have a problem with that.