The state is insane

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June 15, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"Relations between individuals and small groups tend to stabilize themselves on the sort of peaceful pattern game theory would predict, when they have ongoing rather than one-off dealings with one another and can expect that 'what goes around will come around.' All this happens because human beings are rational utility-maximizers. But all these damage-limiting mechanisms disappear in total war between states because states are functionally insane." (06/13/11)  

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