[ExI] Serfdom and libertarian critiques (Was: Call to Libertarians)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 3 11:33:20 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 08:33:11PM -0500, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:

> ### But public transport, especially zero fare, as well as universal
> (I presume you mean "free") health care are highly inefficient as a
> way of apportioning resources - and of course, provision of services
> by a public (i.e. monopolistic, non-accountable) authority is also
> highly inefficient. You are very unlikely to get a good deal if it's
> offered as something you cannot refuse.
> The key to efficiency in fulfilling human desires within a social
> structure are the twin abilities to freely make and refuse offers.

The problem with decentral equality assumption is that it isn't
true. As long as there's not bottom-up diagnostics and early 
response going on everywhere, all the time, you'll get autochthonous 
emergence of centralist structures which will soon have an edge over 
grass-root systems. 

After a while, the result is something very closely resembling
what we have. Which is definitely not what we want.

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