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Government Is Better (For Some)

Monday, February 10th, 2014   Submitted by Aaron Bachman

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It’s a mistake that I’ve caught myself making a number of times. I’ve watched other anarchists make it repeatedly. Despite what the majority of anti-government materials claim, not everyone benefits when governments are removed from the equation. There are a number of people that benefit from the existence of a government. Not everyone’s life will be improved by anarchy. The people benefiting aren’t always the obvious suspects though. Anarchists often assume that their economic models or theoretical outlooks make up for everything that every individual might lose, but it’s just not true. This is a factor that needs to be considered before there can be any practical discussion about achieving a peaceful voluntary society.

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