Justice and Punishment

John K Clark (johnkc@well.com)
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 23:20:34 -0800 (PST)


On Sat, 4 Apr 1998 Alejandro Dubrovsky <s335984@student.uq.edu.au> Wrote:

>I was just pointing out the, what i think are, extensive
>simmilarities between the current system and PPA based
>anarcho-capitalism as you described it

PPA's are profit motivated, Nations are power motivated. Nations have a
geographical location , PPA's do not. It's easy to change PPA's, it's not
easy to change nations. PPA's membership is voluntary, Nation citizenship is
not. PPA's settle differences with arbitration, Nations prefer force.
Nations claim powers individuals lack, PPA's don't.

>The holocaust or the inquisition could just as well happen as with
>the current nation-states,

Please explain to me how a PPA consisting of 40 million Germans, even
assuming they all decided for some reason to join the same one, would be
powerful enough to kill 6 million Jews. Explain why even though it means
their life the Jews would not be willing to pay a premium seven times as high
as their German neighbors pay their PPA.

>>By the way, last time I checked there were close to a billion
>>Indians not 10 million

>huh? what's that got to do with the price of fish?

If you're an Indian fisherman and you think that big bad Bill Gates is out to
get you and that your 10 million member PPA is too small and weak to protect
you, then join a bigger stronger one.

>War is expensive for both sides.


>Your PPA doesn't have to fight anyone if no other PPA tries to
>"rescue you".


>And no other PPA will try


>because they know that your PPA gets a higher profit from you than
>they would

So what? I don't know or care how much the psychotic PPA is extorting from
you, it's completely irrelevant to me, all I need to know is that your money
is good and you want to buy my services at my going rate. I also know that if
I let the psychotic PPA get away with this outrageous behavior I will lose
other customers. My fellow PPA owners agree with me completely and have
offered to help.

John K Clark johnkc@well.com

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