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Subject:  Re: Bogus Fiscal Crisis Date:  3/24/2013  12:13 PM
Author:  tomlongrpv Number:  396017 of 392

Yes, states live with each other partially in anarchy.  There is of course "international law" but in many respects that is an oxymoron.  But within the borders of our own state we are usually to some degree protected from anarchy.  A libertarian society would gibe us less protection from anarchy.  Libertarianism starts from the naive proposition that that the individual knows his own needs better than the state does (not really likely for most of us who really think about it) and that the individual is better at providing for those needs (again a very naive assumption given the power of big business that controls the access to most of what is needed.  Acting to gether through government we can better identify our needs and better meet many of them. 

As Paul Ryan said while running for BP on the big business ticket lasyt fall, a society wil be judged by how well the strong take care of the weak.  By his own logic he should be fighting the anarchist wing of his own party.  Perhaps someday he will.

 

 


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