In SimCity, the only strategy game I know that is actually a government management simulation, you can't win unless you ruthlessly manage and tax your citizenry. Nothing will even happen at all unless you pay public monies to zone, set up utilities, build rail, etc. Once you're an expert you can build your riches by making big fat-cat deals with other local municipalities, and scare industry you want out of town with manipulative laws. The people are unable to even set up little leagues without you funding them. There's no such thing as a volunteer fire department. A bunch of hippies routinely make public policy demands. This is the ideal model of a centrally-controlled anti-libertarian universe.
In The Sims, if you let your little characters do whatever they want, they are generally hopeless. The results vary, but if you allow them free will they will wet themselves, be friendless and jobless, have broken backs from never sitting down, etc. However, they apparently pay no taxes, and get compensation for solving crimes. So this one is a mixed bag.
In Age of Empires/Kings/Conquerors, you simply take all of the resources that your little serfs develop, and you can do whatever you want with them - build, stockpile, or sell (at ridiculous rates) to finance your war efforts. If you don't want your subject to do what you want, you force him into a new profession. The better you are at waging war and controlling the output of your citizens, the better off you are.
But all these games are nothing compared to Rollercoaster Tycoon. On its face, RCT is a perfectly libertarian game. Underneath it all is a seething attack on the school of thought.
In RCT, the business owner controls everything, can buy additional land without real estate transfer taxes, and pays ZERO tax. The rides are inspected by the private sector, but the inspection system is so poor that rides inevitably break down and even kill patrons. If you kill patrons, the only consequence is that people refuse to come to your park for a while. This is a natural, predictable boycott, yet business owners STILL build dangerous deathtraps for rides.
Furthermore, in RCT people vomit all over the place, even in front of food stands, yet there is no health inspector in sight. RCT is a model of the horror of how a libertarian society would actually operate.
Hey man, I'm just trying to help.
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