How to Kill a Unicorn

by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books

“My friends,” Dr. Michael Munger once wrote, “generally dislike politicians, find democracy messy and distasteful, and object to the brutality and coercive excesses of foreign wars, the war on drugs, and the spying of the NSA.

“But their solution is,” Munger goes on, “without exception, to expand the power of ‘the State.’

“That seems literally insane to me — a non sequitur of such monstrous proportions that I had trouble taking it seriously. Then I realized that they want a kind of unicorn, a State that has the properties, motivations, knowledge, and abilities that they can imagine for it.”

It’s true.

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