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You don't coerce or injure others. Why can politicians do it?

Are elections really a good way to govern?

Maybe voluntary trade can teach us something about how to do governance.

Would you rather be a Consumer King or a Captive Citizen? Retweet

People seem to worship a god called Democracy. They speak of it in such glowing terms. But it also makes them miserable. When someone complains about how terrible their choices are, they’re told that there is no better way to govern society. And yet…

We manage to provide for our most important needs without voting. We work. We trade. And thereby, we feed, clothe, house, and entertain ourselves. Here’s a powerful yet unasked question…

Could not the same approach be taken with governance?

It’s such a big question that it can’t be answered in one sitting, but the following Mental Lever mini-article could start the thought process…

Do you have more power as a consumer or as a voter?

By Perry Willis & Jim Babka

Consumer vs voter — who wins? As a consumer…

  • No business has ever pointed a gun at you
  • You can fire any company at any time without risk of harm
  • You can even complain and get your money back

Now compare this with your lot as a voter and taxpayer…

  • Complaints do little
  • You need the permission of a voting majority to change anything
  • You will be harmed if you try to withdraw your patronage

Where does your greater power lie?

You have vast power as a consumer, but almost none as a voter.

  • Consumers are kings
  • Voters are captives

If you prefer being a Consumer King to a Captive Citizen join the Zero Aggression Project.

–END of Mental Lever–

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Perry Willis & Jim Babka
Co-creators, Zero Aggression Project

By: Perry Willis

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