"Altruism and socialism refuted by self interest in one terse quote." ~ Zon
Exactly. You, too, might like to read the first item listed on my profile page. (if so, just click my screen name).
You, too, might like to read the first item listed on my profile page.
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In spite of virtually every person breaking more than just traffic laws several times each year, persons and society increasingly prosper year after year, decade to decade for over a century. Yet politicians and bureaucrats create on average 3,000 new laws and regulations each year. Persons and society continually prosper despite not having the supposed benefits of future laws from years and decades into the future. Despite this massive lawlessness and lack of supposed benefit of future laws, it becomes clear who holds real and valid power... and who doesn't. Whose laws hold real power and whose are mostly irrelevant.
The real power of the individual to act in his and her self interest while respecting his fellow man. It's that respect, not political laws, the reason why 95++% of the population doesn't initiate force against other persons or their property. Conversely, law-making politicians and regulating-generating bureaucrats have merely the illusion of power. They're like parasites draining those the 95++% that are willing and ably create and produce free-choice, free market goods and services.
Yet, the 95++% have accounted for the exponentially advancing technology (sometimes commissioned by government to cater to government needs which can and have been used against the citizens) and ever increasing prosperity of individuals and society. It's the real nature of human consciousness to be the highest authority -- not the State.