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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Be Reasonable

The best way to get someone to accept an idea in the long-term, is to show the reasonableness of the idea.

Another way is to show the unreasonableness of all other ideas.

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
— Arthur Conan Doyle

The philosophy of reasonableness precludes arrogance.

Don’t trust those that won’t admit when they are wrong.

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Monopolies Fail

A monopoly is an organization with an enforced right to produce a certain product or service.

Another company cannot compete, not because it lacks the ability in and of itself, but because it is forcibly stopped by the guns of government.

Without competition the quality of the good served has no pressure to increase.

Even the threat of competition drives innovation.

If that’s so, how could government, which economically is defined as a monopoly on violence, be beneficial?

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