Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Government Is An Effect
In the liberty movement, we tend to think of government as a primary cause of social phenomena, and accordingly, blame it for the ills of society. And, while it's true that government policies often have horrendous effects, government itself is an effect. Government is just a reflection of the collective psychology of the population. The same human unconsciousness and ignorance that produces crime produces destructive government policies. When we deal with government, we're dealing with the world of effects; effects that lead to other effects.