Sunday, July 08, 2012

Government = Anarchy

Chile and Bolivia find common ground.  Okay, not in politics, but in markets.  Okay, illegal markets.

But isn't that interesting?  Far from anarchy, the ONLY place these two countries can cooperate is in a sector where the government is not only not there to enforce contracts, but is actively trying to suppress the cooperation.  In every other way, Chile and Bolivia are nearly at war (to the extent that a national clown car like Bolivia can be "at war" instead of "at lunch").   POLITICS is anarchy, markets are orderly.  Even without government.

For markets, war is a liability, a cost.  For governments, war is an asset, and a revenue source.

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