Re: Justice and Punishment

Dan Fabulich (
Thu, 02 Apr 1998 18:45:37 -0500

At 04:15 AM 4/3/98 +1000, you wrote:
>That depends on the size of the PPA. You could say that the nation state
>is not in a monopoly position since there are, approximately, another 200
>nations "available". If the PPA hits some critical size level, it could
>be just as controlling as a nation state

What that says to me is that even in its worst case scenario,
anarcho-capitalism would result in a nation state. I conclude that we have
little to lose, in that case.

>> b) a PPA's client should have an ability to choose
>> among various services, and only have to pay for the ones desired, and
>And that ability, or right, is backed by who but your own PPA?

Other PPAs, as I said elsewhere. Moreover, they will back your ability to
choose, not because it is morally right, but because this ability is
valuable to customers; they will therefore be willing to pay for it.

>They would do this if 1) they can get you out of your own PPA's control,
>and 2) It is profitable for them to do so.

And why would either of these be false?