[ExI] Some recent thoughts on minarchism

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 15:03:21 UTC 2022

 we the enlightened citizens, united under the beacon of a clear and well
defined ideology, such as the rule "The government's *only* proper job is
to survive", can stand up to the Balrogs and say "Thou shalt not pass!",
with good effect.

Rafal, judging by the actions of the voters the last several years, just
what percentage of them would you say is 'enlightened'?  Unlike ancient
Greece, where most of the population could not vote, we have expanded that
to nearly everyone.  Everyone is 'equal' in the voting booth.   bill w

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 10:51 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 10:01 AM William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have no background in political theory, but I do know people somewhat.
>> It starts with taxes:  give an organization the ability to tax and then why
>> not raise taxes?  The people want services, are demanding services, and so
>> the pols have the perfect excuse to raise taxes.  Or better yet, borrow
>> money, which doesn't require public approval (often at the local level I
>> suppose people vote on bond issues). Bread and circuses - we all know
>> this.  So the idea of a minimalist government seems like a pipe dream.
>> What we have now suggests a positive feedback cycle, eh?  bill w
> ### Minarchist government won't happen among morons who demand services
> from politicians and end up being no more than trash sticking to
> the politicians' bootsoles.
> However,
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