Government as an Idea

Government is not merely systematic violence, it starts as an idea.

The idea is that there needs to be a central power that orders people to interact in a certain way.

The end of government does not come in facing off against the individuals inhabiting it, but cultivating a new idea of liberty to supplant the old.

Instead of government, a free market in protection would solve the many injustices created by having a monopoly managing security.

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Free Market Money

Money is a medium of exchange for products and services.

It necessarily must originally evolve from a commodity.

This commodity should be easily divisible and nonperishable, such as gold or silver.

Today we have a fiat money, one that is only backed by the guns of government, and not by the wants of everyday individuals. These paper dollars themselves are intrinsically worthless.

Given current technology, the future of sound money likely will be a card linked to an account that is 100% backed by gold or other precious metal. This would easily enable small transactions. Imagine trading .02 grams of gold for a loaf of bread.

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From Here To There

How do we get from here to there?

Agorism, education, civil disobedience, political action; each benefits from the others.

Awareness of slavery is crucial to squashing it.

A problem with agorism is that most see underground markets as illegitimate and scary.

Political action, while derided by agorism, can serve as a method of change, albeit slow and difficult. Government did not become massive overnight, and to expect it to become tiny overnight is naive.

Education, through direct interaction of individuals as well as through the media, should only be the first step toward greater action.

Civil disobedience definitely brings issues to the forefront. Without a solid vocal minority backing up the civilly disobedient, though, how could it accomplish much?

“Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.”
— Henry David Thoreau

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