It appears that you've spent some quality time with this subject. Thank you for that very reasoned response. Have you given any thought to how we might reclaim the trillions of acres of land that government has confiscated? I can only see anarchism working if people had access to the land and weren't crammed into high rises in the cities and employed in produce-nothing, paper-shuffling jobs. We'd almost have to go back to an agri/industrial economy (good plan anyway, IMO), wouldn't we?
To: Ridin' Shotgun
I don't see why it's necessary to abandon cities and high-rises. A huge number of jobs which only exist to support the state would obviously disappear. Lawyering, much accounting. And, of course, bureaucrats would all suddenly find themselves in need of a job.
WRT all the land (and other property) the government owns, I think Harry Browne has the right idea. Sell it off and use the proceeds to pay off all the stakeholders in the government scam. Annuities for retirees. Severance pay for bureaucrats. Etc.
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