Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.
What should the state do?
So, apparently we are to have another "big conversation" as a "once in a generation" opportunity to re-evaluate what role the state should play. Allow me to submit my suggestions:
Yup, that's right. Nothing. Nada. Zip. The state should not be doing anything at all. Because, as Gary Chartier writes, "Any (Good) Thing the State Can Do, We Can Do Better"
Name: Jock Coats
Lives: Oxford, UK
Works: IT Development, Oxford Brookes University, where I am also a Warden in a hall of residence and was previously a staff elected Governor of the University and Academic Board member. For a few years I was also a local Oxford City Councillor. I've just started an undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics too!
I am a card carrying Lib Dem, but am a confirmed market-anarchist, of the US Individualist Anarchists or Mutualist tradition. Other passions are social enterprise, monetary reform and housing. See full profile and contact form and at the following web-haunts: