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11 Reasons We'd be Better Off with No Government at All

Chris | InformationLiberation

No government at all? Outlandish, you say?! After you read these 11 reasons, you'll be the first calling for shutting the whole shebang down!

1. We'd have absolutely no taxes. That means everything across the board would be cheaper and everyone would have about twice as much money.

2. We'd have no foreign wars. The US spends $1 trillion dollars a year on our interventionist foreign policy. If we shut the whole government down, that's $1 trillion dollars a year going towards computers, housing, food, technology etc., instead of being spent on bombs to kill people.

3. We'd have no corporate welfare. That means no more banker bailouts, no more handouts to the health insurance companies and big pharma, and no more subsidies for connected special interests. That translates to lower prices and more competition. Health care costs would drastically fall and housing would finally be more affordable.

4. We'd have no more drug war. The miserable drug war would come to an end and we'd stop wasting trillions of dollars to keep drug prices high.

5. We'd have no more police. That means instead of the government running a billion dollar protection racket with people getting abused left and right, we could take the billions we give to the government and instead pay private bodyguards to police our streets as an actual service to consumers at a mere fraction of the cost. The police would not be abusive for the same reason a private bodyguard doesn't beat up the person they're supposed to protect, they're dependent on you for their paycheck. Also they wouldn't have to enforce ridiculous drug laws which account for the majority of supposed crime.

6. No TSA! Let the companies themselves decide how to protect their passengers. If people want to fly in a jail cell and go through naked body scanners, so be it. If there is a market for it, the airliners could make special flights with extra security. As for the rest of us, we'd like to keep our clothes on, thanks!

7. Everyone could get a job in private industry. With private industry finally being able to keep the entirety of their earnings, everyone across the board would have more money. All corporations, big and small, would have double their current income, that means they can hire more people and put people back to work. Even a politician with absolutely no skills could get a job!

8. No more Federal Reserve. That means no more fiat money, no more business cycle, and no more inflation. Private industry could coin the money and have full reserve banks. We could move towards a %100 gold backed currency globally and give people truly sound money. No more devaluation of our money through the printing press, and no more silent corporate welfare through inflation.

9. No more artificially induced bubbles. Without the fed inducing the business cycle people would be able to invest wisely and the market could adjust faster to changes in the economy. Companies would be forced to adapt to serve consumers instead of merely adapting to gaming the system to get corporate welfare.

10. No more entrenched elite. The government's illegitimate monopoly on force is the only thing with allows a tiny group to stay in power perpetually through gaming the system and profiting off government handouts and grants of monopoly privilege. End the government, and you destroy their tool of conquest.

11. Freedom. What more is there to say? Without a government there can be no ruling class which claims powers over others. People can organize themselves voluntarily in their own self-interest, the same way we do now in almost every sector of our lives. Our nanny state system is what keeps people hobbled and dependent, remove the rules and restrictions and give people freedom and you'll see a complete societal turn around, just read this!





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Anonymous

Posted: Jul 23 2011, 7:45 PM

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84120 Shut down Federal government and the budget will start balancing itself!
Look around. Belgium has been without a government for a year and Belgians are loving it!
Dave Kozicki

Posted: Sep 30 2011, 1:05 AM

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7064 Cuckoo
Anonymous

Posted: Nov 25 2011, 5:06 PM

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1781 how about fixing the world before removing it's crutches?
Anonymous

Posted: Dec 15 2011, 1:07 AM

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63229 Somalia doesn't have a free market.
Otto Pentrov

Posted: Mar 25 2013, 12:10 PM

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205207 Anarchy is the only way.. GOVERNMENT IS FAILING! IT IS CORRUPT! Say to yourself "Am I actually free" Nope. I wouldn't say that this is a good list but it has a few good points.
anarchocapitalism.us

Posted: Sep 02 2013, 6:23 PM

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67142 While I agree that the world is better off without government, this is awfully Utopian.

When people have more money, prices go up and things even out. Yes people would be able to build a life for themselves a little easier and there would be more jobs, not everyone would be rich.

Just because $1 trillion dollars isn't going into the the military doesn't mean it's going towards good things. Maybe it will go to porn and drugs. (Sorry for the stereotype).

But let's be honest, getting rid of the mafia is about getting rid of the mafia. It's just a matter of fighting crime. It's not for the money.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 10 2014, 9:38 PM

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12257 Well we've lost millions perhaps billions of lives under government rule already, perhaps we should give it a try :)
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