Statism: An unfalsifiable religion

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December 23, 2010
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"Market failures are taken as evidence that we need a regulatory state, but regulatory failures are used as a pretext for even more government. We need government to restrain human nature, because human beings are ignorant and corrupt, and tend to feather their own nests. But government, apparently, is constructed from a less crooked timber -- perhaps the angels that Madison wrote about in The Federalist. People ask, 'How would voluntary institutions in a stateless society prevent something like the BP oil spill?' I don’t know -- how did government prevent it?" (12/21/10)  


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