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Austrians, take Note of this Awesome Natural Experiment

January 18, 2012

We had a natural experiment in Afganistan on the benefits of zero government. Perhaps Bob Murphy can give us insight as to how freely associating men spontaneously create an orderly, just society – like the Taliban.

From the Article:

In her lecture series, Margaret Anderson explains that the best way to understand the dastardly public torture of criminals in early modern Europe is to consider the need of authority to establish itself over great distance, in an era before cell-phones and a legitimate judicial systems.
From the perspective of the people, a known dictatorship with obvious bright lines is often preferable to utter chaos. The ability to erect those bright lines and to enforce them harshly and swiftly  aided the Taliban’s rise, and even now according to Coll’s reporting, it sends people to their courts to adjudicate disputes.
We’re battling against people who don’t have the slightest clue

 

 

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