Libertarianism: Could The Government Be Considered As A Powerful Landowner And Could Its Power Be Justified On These Grounds?

A lot of things can be ‘considered’ but they must be ‘accepted’ in order for us to agree to act upon them together, and they must survive while performing their function without failing to provide their promised ends.

At present the ‘government’ (state) is ‘considered and accepted’ to function as a corporation, and citizens as common shareholders.

Most libertarians feel that both the corporate state and the corporate business are mistakes, because they are managed using democratic voting, using monopoly bureaucracies,  creating legislation, and the members of the government are protected from prosecution under the common law – rather than private property (a partnership), competing private providers of services, who can only create contracts,  all of whom are accountable under the common law.

So in short, libertarianism does not rely on economic aggregates, ‘common goods’, ‘states’, all of which are … let us say, pseudoscientific concepts.  And instead, we prefer ‘calculable and testable’ human relations that mimic the market. 

The question has been “How do we create such post-state institutions?”  I don’t think that until I came along anyone had solved it.  (Really. If they did I couldn’t find it.)

Curt Doolittle
The Propertarian Institute
Kiev, Ukraine

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