I have been debating these topics for a long time and I am pretty sure that it all boils down to that distinction. The libertarians are right that the state creates monopolies, and that most of the problems we face are the product of government, and that the government exacerbates those problems. The left is right in that the market works slowly and that there are consequences to relying upon it exclusively. Some people seek to define the best balance of market and state. Others seek the extremes.