August 18, 2007
Anarchy in August
Peter Leeson at the CATO Institute makes a compelling argument for anarchy. It's definitely worth reading, although, in many cases, he points to instances where invidiuals and/or small groups organized themselves, creating rules, laws, and systems of punishment. So, to me, many of these peculiar private institutions bear all the hallmarks of a government, albeit a possibly less rigorous and more efficient form of government.
Posted by Rob Kiser on August 18, 2007 at 9:07 AM
What's the difference between Anarchists and Libertarians?
• Libertarians are anarchists with money.
• Anarchists believe property is theft. Libertarians believe everything is property.
• Libertarians are bosses; anarchists work for them when they run out of other options.
• Libertarians buy more guns, but anarchists use more ammo.
• Libertarians ride in stretch limos; anarchists throw bricks through their windshields.
• Libertarians go shopping; anarchists go shoplifting.
• Libertarians go to the police after they've been mugged; anarchists get mugged by the police.
• A libertarian wants to marry another libertarian, but only after sleeping with enough anarchists.
• Anarchists ignore the IRS; Libertarians hire accountants and attorneys to fight them.
• Libertarians think the government is trying steal the property they rightfully own; anarchists think the government is trying to defend property that nobody rightfully owns.
• Libertarians are organized in a political party; anarchists aren't organized in anything.
• Anarchists ignore elections; Libertarians run for office, vote and lose.
• Libertarians think anarchists are naive and unrealistic; anarchists don't care what libertarians think.
Posted by: Joke Cat on August 20, 2007 at 6:47 AM