Anarchy (was Re: "The government causes all problems" )

R. A. Hettinga rah at shipwright.com
Wed Apr 16 18:14:00 PDT 2003


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<metaphor-pushing elided. See Hayek quote in my .sig>

At 7:06 PM +0000 4/16/03, Russell Turpin wrote:
>Ah, I smell the heady breeze of Anarchy wafting
>this way ..

:-). Smells, like, victory...


Actually, it's mostly the monopolistic enforcement of property rights
that's the root of the problem. Solve that with cryptographic
protocols instead legislation, and private contracts and competitive
markets for force, and we *will* have anarchy, and I don't mean
neofeudal "Marxism" disguised as anarchy, either.  

All of the above presupposes that the protocols *are* cheaper than
legislation, which, sooner or later, the market *will* tell us. :-).

Lex vincula justitiae. The sooner we can ceremonialize the state like
we did the church, the better.

Cheers,
RAH

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