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Zman Kietilipooskie

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The internet has bonded the world, redefining the limitations of our society.

Until now we never have never been this connection with the world (thought we are still somewhat limited). Does this alter the viability of seemingly illogical systems in our society such as anarchism? Considering that the basic infrastructure of what is needed for the economy continues, I guess what I am asking is do we really need Government? And if so should we be heading towards self-sufficiency.

Just a thought... the structure of our society is formed through government, such as the veins and bones in a body (bones being laws/regulations and veins being the economic/health “assistance”), but what if the government is removed; does that mean society will collapse (turn into a non-functioning blob)? Or is does the temporary existence of governmental structure the body long enough to train the “body to keep its shape”?


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    Nov 21 2012: if you are interested in stateless society, i recommend to research the works of the late murray rothbard, or two contemporaries, bob murphy and walter block. they claim that the functions of governments can all be provided by private organizations and freely cooperating individuals. we don't even need the internet to do so, but it certainly helps.

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