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"Ah, but isn't the nature of the State to always expand and centralize its power, thereby reducing those checks?!
There are incentives to expand and concentrate power and there are incentives and forces to counteract them: witness the recent developments in Burma, the progress in economic freedom worldwide, etc.

"And wouldn't that lead us to believe that the proper political position should be to oppose not only State power grabs but the State itself - no matter its current administrative form - since it will always tend to towards centralization and control?"
I prefer to base my opinions on data and empirics rather than pure theory. Anarcho-capitalism might be the logical conclusion of absolute individual freedom but there's not much evidence of a working society based on these principles. Medieval Iceland [1] is not enough.


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