Beyond the Government-Haunted World: A Comic Guide to Voluntaryism, Free Markets, and the Non-Aggression Principle
|Beyond the Government-Haunted World: A Comic Guide to Voluntaryism, Free Markets, and the Non-Aggression Principle|
|Publication Date:||March 2013|
|Print version for purchase:||http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Government-Haunted-World-Voluntaryism-Non-Aggression/dp/0982923090/|
From the back cover: What would the world be like without government? Can you even fathom such a world? Does such a world seem liberating to you or scary? Well, in Beyond the Government-Haunted World, author, artist, and philosopher Zander Marz, using the unique form of a comic book, examines the world of government and what waits beyond. Marz shows that the world of government is one where an imaginary entity called the state has a monopoly on the initiation of force… whereas a world free of government is one where the initiation of force is completely unacceptable.Many of the ideas Marz proposes are quite challenging to conventional thinking. Yet, the ideas are nonetheless quite simple and primarily revolve around the simple idea that the initiation of force is logically unacceptable. As Marz points out, if you support the initiation of force in human interaction, then you’ve set up the condition for your own potential demise. Marz eventually takes the reader on a tour of a hypothetical world free of government. He shows that a world free of government is one of rules but without rulers where the rules are very simple: the initiation of force is unacceptable and thus all human interaction must be voluntary. By the end of the book, Marz expands his critique of government to the entire universe and adds yet another layer of challenging ideas to rattle the reader. Whether you end up totally agreeing with Marz or not, you will nonetheless likely be left haunted with a sense that he’s right.
Table of Contents: 0-The Ghost 1-Slaves and Masters 2-Raising Slaves 3-War 4-Corporatism versus Customerism 5-A Day in a Free World 6-What is Truth? 7-Freedom in an Unfree World
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