Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Market always superior to government

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for February 6, 2019)




Last week a local business delivered to my home-- even though I didn't ask and it wasn't expected. Just to be nice and to make a good impression. And it worked!

This reminded me of the difference between market services and government "services" and why I always prefer the market...read the rest...

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10 comments:

  1. Nice, straight forward article. Not a lot of room for lame counter arguments from statists.

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  2. problem with ancap: bad people want what you have, and will kill you for it.

    community defense is a necessary prerequisite to survival of anarchists; a necessary prerequisite to conditions anarchy cannot create.

    minarchists can provide things like defense (things like walls and somedefenders) for external threats, and courts and sheriffs for int nal threats to the conditions ancaps ASSUME. limited and enumerated.

    ancaps presume conditions that do not exist in nature, but must be created by thoughtful responsible men: minarchists.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-galton-wanted-libertarian-paradise-in-anarchapulco-he-got-bullets-instead

    the labels in the article are a mess. but it describes an instance where some minarchy was lacking.

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    1. this is philosophical pondering on my part.
      not an attack, but a request for a reasoned discussion of the merit and consistency of my thinking on this matter.

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    2. "community defense is a necessary prerequisite to survival of anarchists; a necessary prerequisite to conditions anarchy cannot create. "

      Why can't anarchy create community defense? I've never understood this claim. So no one will help each other if they aren't all pointing guns at each other to force them to do so? That hasn't been my experience at all.

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  3. thinking: minarchy is a slippery slope that requires vigilance...
    BUT ancap ignores reality of bad people.

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  4. has any ancap community ever defended against gangs? how did they share the burden of defense? what process did the use for gangs/crooks in their midst?

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    1. it's minarchy,
      or death.

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    2. Show me an ancap (or libertarian/anarchist/Voluntaryist) community and I might be able to answer that. Otherwise, I have no idea. I just know it works in the real world in my life.

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    3. protected within borders, with courts and sheriffs.
      consistent with my assertion.

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