Another topic for discussion, to be filed under “Peter Orvetti Is An Idiot” along with the others, if you like.
In a very broad sense, there are three domains of policy that libertarians and all political actors try to influence: social policy, foreign policy, and economic policy. Personally, I am fervently libertarian regarding the first two, less so regarding the third. My own primary concerns are in increasing the reach of personal freedom, and in reducing the overreach of the United States worldwide, more than in decreasing the overall size of government (though I want to do that too).
My question: It seems to me that most Libertarians, or at least the most vocal ones, focus far more on the economic arena — eliminating taxes, making radical cuts in government spending, and so on — rather than in the social and foreign policy arenas. Is this a misconception on my part? If not, why does the economic sphere dominate for so many?