Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 10:53:24 MDT

> I don't think that's correct. In anarchy anyone who can exert force
> to gain will, barring pacificists and particularly, sincerely moral people.
> It's called survival of the fittest.

Only the stupid ones, and not for long. Reality imposes costs on the use
of force, and benefits on cooperation. People who trade will always be
richer than those who conquer. Yes, there will always be predators and
irrational criminals, but they are a small and ineffective monority,
infected with short-term thinking. It is not the "sincerely moral" people
who make anarcho-capitalism work, it is the sincerely greedy, who can see
beyond the immediate short-term gain of force and understand the long-term
value of collaboration. Survival of the fittest guarantees it: those who
cooperate and trade survive and prosper.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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