Comment: The only way to arrive at anarcho-capitalism...

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The only way to arrive at anarcho-capitalism... to gradually shrink the state until so little remains that the final move into the free society is almost seamless. Thinking you can go direct from the status quo to anarcho-capitalism is extremely naive, and would be a bad idea even if it were possible: you'd end up with chaos, not the free society. The market could not replace all the functions of the state instantaneously, it would take time, and a lot of people would starve to death and kill each other in the interim. Not to mention that people are just not psychologically ready for that kind of freedom yet.

Aside from being the only viable way forward, the gradualist approach is nice in that it allows all of us (Constitutionalists, minarchists, and ancaps) to walk together most of the distance. We can all work together toward achieving Constitutional government. For some of us, that will be the end, for others it will only be a first step, and we can fight about that when the time comes, but the hardest part of the fight will have already been won, by all of us working together against the real enemy.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."