Defining Libertarianism (was Defining Terrorism)

Jessie A. Morris jessie at
Wed Jun 26 09:51:58 MDT 2013

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 16:51:55 Lonnie Olson wrote:
> Interesting.  I find these ideas fascinating.
> Perhaps i'm a bit pessimistic, but I don't think either of these ideas
> would work for very long.  I think it's human nature to exploit others
> for personal gain.  This will eventually cause all non-regulated
> anarchies and/or non-regulated capitalistic societies to eventually
> lead to monopoly, de-facto dictator, and general bourgeoisie vs.
> proletariat society, followed by revolution.

And that's worse than what we have now? Currently we have a group of people 
that have total and complete control of the whole nation with very little 
recourse. Why are the people we elect any better than the people we give our 
money to for services and goods? Do you really think that Senators and 
Congressmen don't have these same urges? And what they do is generally 
considered "legitimate" since the majority voted for them. Is it really that 
legitimate when the *actual* majority didn't vote? If voting turnout is ~50%, 
that means that over half of the people voted for no one. How is that at all 

In all seriousness, the thoughts are that private entities would arise to help 
prevent these bad things from happening. Insurance companies (not as they are 
in their current, bastardized form, but in their original form) start becoming 
much more integral.

You want your house insured? Most insurance places require you to enroll in a 
private security program. Reputation is also much more important than it once 
was. Since technology makes the world much smaller, you can more easily check 
to see if this person is a known "reputable" merchant/customer/etc.

Monopolies cannot easily exist without Government intervention. In fact, 
Government is *the* biggest monopoly ever. It has a total and complete 
Monopoly on "legitimate" force in a given area. Using said force, they can 
create monopolies in anything else. See liquor stores in Utah, utility 
companies, etc.

If a company provides a good enough service at a good enough rate, who cares 
if they have the majority of that industries business? Obviously they're 
providing a good enough value to continue using them. And in an Anarcho-
Capitalist system, you have your personal protection agency that protects you 
from gangs, thugs, evil corporations, etc.

The other answer I can give you is, "I have no clue what things will be like, 
but the market will provide a way."

Jessie A. Morris
jessie at

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