Re: Are Libertarians real conservatives?
It seems to me that Libertarians are more progressive than the democratic party. Both Democratic and Republican parties are Hamiltonian big government parties. Both parties are pro Wall Street Bailouts, Pro War, and anti civil liberties.
Re: Free Markets
Under the Libertarian free market, there would not have been any Wall Street Bailouts.
BTW, I am not a Libertarian. I am a progressive who has lost faith in the Democratic party. Unending, perpetual war, and the loss of my civil liberties are what matters most to me.