|Jason Quintana wrote: "I seem to miss the shocking element in what I just posted..."|
The government has scared you into believing that if it did not protect you that you would be victimized by hordes of crazed political and/or religious fanatics, bloodthirsty murderers, maurading looters, and (worst of all) "mafia protection rackets."
There is just not that much violence in the world and most of what there is comes from governments, often run of by crazed political fanatics, religious fanatics, bloodthirsty murderers, mauradiing looters and (least of all) "mafia protection rackets." Government is not the solution. It is the problem. Govern-mentality is the opposite of the pro-life, pro-choice, bourgeois mercantile, value-for-value business ethic of the creator, inventor, producer and trader.
Also, Jason, you owe a reply to my reply about the ways that private protection agencies prevent victimization in #43 above. You read my reply. Do you agree or not?
Jason wrote: No -- but we CAN see the logical next steps and can provide a basic plan of action to eliminate the remaining problems ...
Why is this allowed or begged for with government, but not for the market? Why do you draw a line around two areas of business, protection and adjudication, and say, "Oh, these cannot be improved under capitalism. Only steel and rails can be improved, healthcare, underwater exploration, space travel, water desalination, arts, literature, pure science, applied research, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, aviation, homes, schools, factories, banks, computers, scissors, surgical procedures, antibiotics, telephones, cameras, televisions, home recording for the previous, broadcast for television, radio, and iPods, iPods, make-up, sunscreen, hair gel, shoes, belts, and toenail clippers, but not defense and arbitration."
(Edited by Michael E. Marotta on 8/04, 7:50pm)