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For an Emergent Governance

For an Emergent Governance

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Published by Ryan Faulk
For an Emergent Governance is not a "magisterial work" on a particular topic. It is a book to provide a comprehensive and no-nonsense look into the empirical functionality of a stateless society, why the state is a utopian idea, and where this branches off into other areas of one's life.
For an Emergent Governance is not a "magisterial work" on a particular topic. It is a book to provide a comprehensive and no-nonsense look into the empirical functionality of a stateless society, why the state is a utopian idea, and where this branches off into other areas of one's life.

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For an Emergent Governanceby Ryan FaulkIncludes excerpts from Roderick Long, Thomas Dilorenzo and Lawrence W.ReedTable of Contents:Part 1 - Introduction- The State is an Extortion Racket- Modalization of Reality- Determinism and Calculation- The Mind of God- Cogito- Order is Emergent- Presuppositional Chaos- Logic vs. EmotionPart 2 - The State- Authorities- Ownership- The State- Somalia- The Western US- Pennsylvania- Rhode Island- Ireland- Iceland- Emergent Law- Stateless War- The Police- The Collapsed StatePart 3 - Economy- Prices and Wages- Loans and Interest- The Structure of Production- A State Program- Third World Wages- The Corporation- Capitalists and Wage Slavery- Barriers to Entry- The Business Cycle- Oligopolies and Oligopsonies- Statism is Antisocial- The Truth about the Robber Barons by Thomas J. Dilorenzo- Never-Ending Government Lies About Markets by Thomas J. Dilorenzo- Bank Panics- The Federal Reserve- Keynesian Economics- Involuntary Unemployment- Court Intellectuals- Capitalist Messiah- The Fear of Directly Accountable Services
 
 Part 4 - Sundries- Poverty and Welfare- The Roads- First Post on Education- Second Post on Education- Currency- Fractional Reserve Banking- Safety and Health Regulations- First Post on Medical Services- Second Post on Medical ServicesPart 5 - Political Economy- Boycotting and War as Regulation on a Free Market- Political Economy- The State Revealed as Firm- Overfishing- Global Warming- Scientific ResearchPart 6 - State of Mind- Fantasy on the Fritz- Bleeding Heart- A Theory on the Rise of the State- Confederate Soldier- Psychohistory- One WayPart 7 - So You Want to Debate?Part 8 - Loose Ends- Labor Theory of Value Tomfoolery- The Moralizing Busybodies- Putting the Defoo in its Proper Context- The Equivocators- Human Nature- What Distinguishes Emergentism- Not the End of History
 
The State is an Extortion Racket:The power to tax is the main source of state power. Without tax revenue,everything else the state does is toothless. Somebody could get to thetop of a hill and shout the laws, but without either agreement from thepeople, or the violent enforcement of those laws, he's just shouting intothe ether. He thinks he's the state, but there's nobody around him whocares about what he says. Perhaps his authoritarian attitude leads tosome people following him, or perhaps it leads to him getting beat up,but it doesn't lead to, what most people would call, a state.It is with tax revenue that the state can pay soldiers and policemen whoenforce the law. Now once this is achieved, the state can then build offof that, monopolizing roads, canals, railroads, though today in the USmainly just roads. Monopolizing some types of mail delivery, monopolizingschools and forcing people to go to school for 12 years, which creates acompliant population trained to follow the orders of the teacher, whichresults in even greater extortion. All of this stems from that basicability: to tax. When talking about politics, people talk about so manythings - war, the economy, healthcare - but they don't see the basicissue, they forget that it all comes from taxation and they don't
thinkabout taxation
.Most people pay the taxes assigned to them because they think it isnecessary, or legitimate, or something along those lines.Here is the legal definition of extortion:
The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of actual orthreatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.
 
That it is identical to taxation. Because what happens if you don't payyour taxes? You get thrown in prison. And if you resist arrest, and thenresist being thrown into prison, you will be killed. Perhaps it is anecessary evil to keep things running, I don't think it is, but it isstill extortion. And I
oppose this extortion on many grounds
.I don't mean to insult your intelligence if you already see theextortion, but there are a lot of people who don't.When I bring this point up, I often get the response, "yes I know thestate is an extortion racket, so what!? You still haven't proved how law,defense, schools, regulation, and many other things can be done in astateless society! There are many people who still believe that the stateis not an extortion racket, or that the extortion is justified, which iswhy I'm talking about this.Most of this book will be making the case for the functionality of astateless society, but for now let me just address the social contract.When pointing out that the state is an extortion racket, many will saythat it is justified because of an implicit agreement. By living in aplace called, "the united states", you are agreeing to pay for various

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