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Predatory vs. Democratic state



On Thu, 20 Aug 1998, Ash Mahesh wrote:

> Still, this government is little more than a representative gathering of 
> the very animals from whom you seek protection! 

That, as you very perpicaciously pointed out, is the key problem of social
organization, viz., the ensuring of non-misuse of force by people
authorized by themselves, to use the force for protective (and aggressive
- toward others) purposes.

>From a predatory state as seen in monarchies, socialistic economies
(including fascist) we have to move toward a managerial/ pluralistic/
contractarian "capitalist"/ democratic state.

That is why the emphasis on accountability of representatives: local
boards, and all kinds of citizens grps.

Catch you later!

SS


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