Thursday, 30 June 2011

"All anarchists should be made to go live in Somalia"

Hur! Hur! Hur!

The only difference between paying for private protection of property rights is that the costs are transparent. The biggest fear of government is that people see how much they pay and how little they get back in return.

All you statist cunts can suck my hairy balls.


Andrew said...

The Mises link's down for me at the moment.

"All statists should be made to go live in North Korea"

Although, I think it would be less of a living and more of just an existance.

But, hey, that's what they want for us.

John Demetriou said...

Thought provoking. Not.

JuliaM said...

The biggest fear of government is that people see how much they pay and how little they get back in return.

Don't worry, the state school system is working hard to produce a citizenry incapable of working that out.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Interesting stuff, but this bit is clearly Libertarian wank-fest:

"As with any monopoly, the government's provision of a "justice system" will be more expensive — other things being equal — than the provision through private, competing agencies."

Cash cost of police and prisons in the UK is about one per cent of GDP. I doubt it's less than that in Somalia. Our police is also far, far less corrupt than 'competing' private security. This is one of the few things which is cheaper with a state-run monopoly than done privately.

Gallovidian said...

Surely we could send anti-racists to Somalia. They would all be killed but what the hell.

Peter Crawford said...

Mark Wadsworth - I have worked literally shoulder to shoulder with the police and they are lazy, stupid, and corrupt in my considered opinion. And I have considered this long and hard. For routine crime prevention private security is far more efficient in every way. Without first hand experience you would not know just how little the average state-paid copper does for his/her good wage. It is a fucking eye-opener, believe me.

abdul said...

I must tell my Somali neighbour what a libertatarian paradise his home country is. I'm sure he'll be impressed by the report and move straight back to take up all those opportunities he's missing out on by being here.

John Demetriou said...

Zzzzzzzz don't you ever write for your site obo? What happened to those thought provoking articles? .*sigh*