MOMM is Better than Uncle Sam?

Douglas Houts (
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 13:35:39 -0400

David Musick wrote:

>If several MOMM companies are formed, and if they are successful, I predict
>that the demand for government to provide all the services it tries to will
>decrease. People simply won't need Uncle Sam to take care of them, because
>they'll have MOMM. And the best thing is that no one will force you to be a
>client of a MOMM company or subscribe to any services you don't want. That's
>something we don't get with Uncle Sam.

A good example of anarcho-capitalism, but one possible problem with the MOMM
system is that the MOMM companies might attract the same kind of people that
are currently attracted to government. What if the MOMMs decide that the
people who currently don't want their services don't know what is good for
themselves? The result would be the same thing we have now only with a
different name.

Even if the MOMMs degenerated like this, some good could result from
implementing this system; the elimination of the 'we need government for
such-and-such' meme might result in people questioning other forms of
institutionalized coercion.

Doug Houts