Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


The Commons

Anything can be turned into a Commons (public asset) not just schools, roads and bridges. When taxed, your money becomes part of the Commons. A 'right' can be made part of the Commons by law or regulation. Legislating a 'minimum wage' is an example because decisions about wages are removed from private businesses. The military 'draft' allows individuals to be forced into the government military, thus losing their private choice not to be militarized.

Once removed from people and 'collectivised' as part of The Commons resources and rights are available for exploitation to whomever has access. Those who control the government also control We, the People. Politics replaces 'free' market with an unfree one and so alters demand/supply decisions. Political forces decide who gets (rent seeking) and who pays.

Government makes laws. Laws create privileges for some and steal inalienable rights from others in the process. Laws steal choices. They prohibit and limit choices for some people and makes them obey someone else’s choices. It’s like being told where to sit on the bus. Laws make you do things you would not want to do if you were free. Was it meant to be this way? What can be more valuable than choice? What do you have when you have no choice?

We, the people, are continually told goverment is needed to correct free market failures and to serve a mythical Common Good. Yet, The experts we put in charge of the state apparatus to rule us through compulsion and coercion had proven to be an enormous flop. Legislated failures are ubiquitous ( start here ). For example, public schools are often tragically bad. Exploiting The Commons inevitably results in The Tragedy Of The Commons. Tragedy is hardly a Common Good.

 

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Libertarian Party

- It's NOT Politics as Usual -

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What is politics as usual?

How does Politics As Usual damage society?

Why is the Libertarian Party NOT Politics As Usual?

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