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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:29 am    Post subject: Minarchism! Reply with quote

I made an odd little discovery on wikipedia:


Minarchists agree that the guiding principle in determining what should or should not fall into the domain of the government is the maximization of individual liberty...

... In general, minarchists favor the administration and funding of government services in a small jurisdiction (like a city or county) over a larger jurisdiction (like a state or nation). This is favored because decisions are presumed to be more efficient when the decision-makers are closer to the subjects of the decisions (the citizens), and this leaves individuals who wish to avoid living or working under an expansion of government more options (it's easier to move to another city or county than to move to another state or country) - thus inducing more downsizing political pressure on the government.

Minarchists are generally opposed to government programs that either transfer wealth or subsidize certain sectors of the economy. However, most minarchists support some level of government funding, including perhaps taxation in some limited cases, as long as individual liberty and the non-aggression principle are not compromised....

Minarchists you might have heard of include Milton Freidman, Ayn Rand, and Bruce Willis. Sounds good to me!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of that one before... Cool!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a good concept but then what happens when any given city becomes extremely large, large enough to be considered its own country IE take new york for example, the localization effect (that is pressure on government increases if its local) is mitigated by the large population wouldn't you say?
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