Lynn Stuart Parramore's article about what happened when a libertarian took the reigns of Sears should be read by everyone who wants to see what happens when libertarianism is applied to the real world. Libertarian ideals always fail in practice, and when you try to say that to a libertarian—Alan Greenspan sinking the global economy is the most obvious example—they always insist that your example didn't demonstrate true libertarianism. I'm sure that libertarians will dismiss this Sears example because Sears didn't exist in a vacuum—it would've worked if America was a truly libertarian culture. Which makes sense! After all, I would be the handsomest man in America if everybody else in America was uglier than me.