[ExI] Private and government R&D
thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Jul 24 04:11:41 UTC 2009
At 11:03 PM 7/23/2009 -0400, Rafal wrote:
>I keep insisting that a regime based on monopoly and violence
>will always generate more bad behavior than a polycentric regime based
>on a principled refusal to initiate violence.
That sounds quite plausible, but I see one tiny problem in testing it.
There's no such thing as a polycentric regime based on a principled
refusal to initiate violence.
(That I know of.)
(It might be lovely.)
(Unless, like Vinge's libertarian farmer in "The Ungoverned", they
own private nukes and sometimes use them.)
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