The Health of the State

One thing my postmodern friends seem to see more clearly than my libertarian friends is that we are where we are primarily in order to wage war on a spectacular scale: hence the need for a healthy fighting population, an educated (skilled) fighting population, solved social problems that would otherwise impede collective efficiency, etc. etc. Each collective military need generates its corresponding “system” (healthcare system, higher education system, etc.) This is ironic, since the libertarians generally think that the problem with where we are is that the government does not confine itself to military and police functions. But the thing about where we are is that everything is a military and police function. Details here.

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