Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. The Texas Observer has a fascinating article out about Von Ormy, Texas, which was taken over by libertarians and turned into a laboratory for their anti-government philosophy. The experiment has been a disaster. Van Ormy's police department lost accredidation, and its fire department collapsed. Stray animals roam the streets. If this is what libertarianism actually looks like in practice, why does it continue to fascinate so many Americans? Isn't it as discredited as flat earther theories?