Re[2]: POLI: Random democracy

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 12:57:19 -0800 (PST)

Guru George writes:
>>Given that we had a slave trade, it would indeed make sense to argue
>>about how to make it more efficient. And since we do in fact have
>>legislatures, it makes sense to argue about how to make them better.
>So in your book it doesn't make any sense to argue about whether or not
>we*should* have a slave trade or a government?

Huh? I the very next paragraph I wrote:

> There are governments now. If you
> want to convince people to work to get rid of them, you have to
> convince people they would like their circumstances substantially
> better without a government. Baldface claims that govts are
> "evil" are not going to get you very far toward this goal.

Robin D. Hanson